Steph Pietras

Program Associate


New York, New York

Steph is a non-profit professional with a focus on sustainable development and the SDGs. She is currently the Program Associate for the SDSN TReNDS team, where she provides administrative, communication, event, programmatic, and research support to a network of experts that explore innovative approaches to improving data for the SDGs and evidence-based decision-making. She was previously the Administrative and Events Associate for TReNDS, as well as the Administrative Assistant for the SDSN NYC office where she provided support to the Finance and Operations team and the Head of the New York Office.

Prior to joining SDSN, Steph provided administrative support to a global environmental health non-profit organization, and supported the development team at a leading Democratic political fundraising firm. She holds an MSc in Sustainable Development from University College Dublin and a BA in International Studies from Manhattan College. In her free time, Steph enjoys traveling, gardening, seeing her favorite band, Phish, and caring for her dog, Polly.

Professional interests include sustainable and smart cities and communities, data and statistics for the SDGs, climate change, nature-based solutions, land-use and regenerative agriculture, circular economy, and happiness and well-being.