Stephanie Guzman-Barrera, Deputy Director of Communications Seattle City Council, WA
Stephanie Guzman-Barrera is a practiced multimedia journalist who transitioned to government communications in 2017. She currently serves the communications needs of nine members of the Seattle City Council, which crafts progressive legislation that is increasingly noticed on a national stage. Prior to working for the City of Seattle, Stephanie worked as an internal and external communications professional on web and social media for Bernalillo County, the largest county in New Mexico. She has worked as a journalist in California, Texas and New Mexico, including the Albuquerque Journal, the San Antonio Express News and for American City Business Journals.
A Southern California native, Stephanie got her bachelor’s degree in English from Loyola Marymount University, and her master’s degree in journalism from the University of Southern California. Stephanie is passionate about reaching constituents in the digital space, accessible web design and making government social media fun and engaging.