Stephanie Seng currently serves as the Director of the Center for Family and Couple Therapy at Colorado State University where she supervises and teaches student therapists and manages their community based therapy center. She is also the Director and one of the founders of the CSU Child Trauma and Resilience Assessment Center. This growing center, also staffed by graduate students, provides assessments and recommendations for children across the state who have experienced complex trauma. Stephanie is especially proud to be an Aspen Institute – Ascend Fellow working to improve the lives of Colorado children and families.
Stephanie graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Interpersonal Communication. Soon after graduation, she married Chris Seng, and they made their first home together in Guinea, West Africa, where they served as Cooperative Extension Agents in the United States Peace Corps. Captivated by the beauty, climate and outdoor living in Colorado, the couple made their home in Fort Collins in 1992. Prior to her current position, Stephanie worked at the Center for Neurorehabilitation Services specializing in treating patients and their families who have experienced neurological illnesses and injuries and in her own private practice.
Stephanie and Chris and their three children, Will, Jonah, and Olivia experienced the adventure of a lifetime sailing together on the Spring, 2017 SAS voyage. While the kids were all college students, Stephanie worked on the Global Studies team and Chris was the Academic Advisor/Registrar. As a family, the love to hike, camp, ski, play volleyball and board games, cheer for the Huskers and the Rams, and spend time with family, friends and their dog, Cache. Stephanie feels especially fortunate to have her mother, Linda Crandall, a retired speech and journalism teacher, published writer, and storyteller sailing with her on this voyage.