Stephanie Ritter 2017Hometown: San Anselmo, California

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

My favorite San Diego beer is: “This is a VERY hard question… Modern Times Fortunate Islands.”

My favorite way to enjoy water is:  Swimming and (really badly) surfing in the ocean and biking around Mission Bay.

I want to see a world where San Diegans are connected to our water resources and inspired to give back and positively impact the health of our communities and waterways.



Stephanie Ritter first joined Coastkeeper as the data and development intern while she was an undergraduate. She returned to the organization as a staff member in 2014, and now as Coastkeeper’s development manager she develops fundraising strategies, coordinates events, keeps an updated database, and communicates with Coastkeeper supporters.

She grew up in San Anselmo which is 20 miles north of San Francisco, and moved down to Southern California for college. She attended University of Redlands and graduated in 2013 with a bachelors degree in Environmental Studies and International Sustainable Development. During her time at University of Redlands, she was very involved in student activities including Students for Environmental Action, Jane Goodall’s Roots and Shoots, and Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity. She attended the School for Field Studies in Costa Rica to study Sustainable Development and to concentrate on environmental field research. She has traveled to many different parts of the world to further her passion for understanding how different cultures address environmental issues.

Stephanie wants to continue and further her commitment to sustainable development and natural resource management. She loves to spend time in the water, and enjoys scuba diving, swimming, and snorkeling. You can also find her playing volleyball or corn hole on the beach in her free time.

Stephanie can be reached at [email protected]