Stephanie Diaz is Program Director for Georgia Advocacy Office's PAIMI (Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness) program — the federally mandated protection and advocacy organization for the state of Georgia. Stephanie is a second-generation Colombian-American born and raised in the northeast. She has made Atlanta, GA, her home. A graduate of Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, additionally she has a Master of Science from Florida International University. Stephanie wears many hats; these include being a person who participates in community efforts that focus on collective betterment with, precisely, social justice issues. Her biggest priority is raising happy, socially and environmentally conscious, kind, and humble children. Stephanie has held several roles within the criminal justice field at the federal, state, and local levels. She has also served in positions on NGOs that promote community integration and pre-trial diversion programs. Stephanie has many passions; living life through a yogic lens, theatre, spending time with family, and the beach are among her favorites.