Stephanie Dorning

Stephanie Dorning Honors Scholar, Class of 2021Chicago-Kent Honors Scholar

Class of 2021

Stephanie Dorning graduated with honors from the University of Alabama (Roll Tide!) with a bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Japanese.  After graduating, she spent two years living and working in Japan, where she taught English as a foreign language in a regional high school.  Following this experience, she served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Albania, where she spent two and a half years teaching and working in small village in the mountains.

After completing her Peace Corps service in 2010, Stephanie moved to Chicago and found work with the federal government.  She spent nine years with the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division, first as an investigator and later as a planning specialist.  This experience sparked an interest in issues surrounding worker rights, as well as the complex scenarios faced by employees and employers alike.  This interest drew her to Chicago-Kent’s robust labor and employment program, where she is currently pursuing a certificate in labor and employment law.

Stephanie is a student editor of the Employee Rights and Employment Policy Journal published by the Institute for Law and the Workplace and an active volunteer with the Illinois Choice Action Team, the Illinois branch NARAL.  In her free time she enjoys college football, doughnuts, and her dog, Pickles.