AdopteeBridge would like to recognize the achievements of adoptees throughout the United States. Today, we would like to highlight Dr. Stephanie Kripa Cooper-Lewter.
Dr. Stephanie Kripa Cooper-Lewter is an Indian American adoptee and was recently hired as the Executive Director at Leading On Opportunity to lead a community initiative to work for equal opportunities for all children in Charlotte, North Carolina. She is a longtime leader in the nonprofit and philanthropic communities, devoted to the cause of equal opportunity for all.
Dr. Cooper-Lewter was adopted when she was a toddler. She is quoted as saying, “My journey has guided my life purpose to ensure every child – regardless of income, race and zip code – has the same opportunities as yours and mine...I have given my heart to this cause, and to racial equity."
Cooper-Lewter has ties to Minnesota, as she graduated from Bethel College (now University) and earned her master's in social work from the University of Minnesota!
Read more about Dr. Cooper-Lewter's at this link.