2024 PRSA Southern Arizona Board Secretary
Sr. Director, Marketing, Communications and Engagement
University of Arizona
Stephanie Doster is senior director of marketing, communications and engagement for two University of Arizona research units: the Institute for Computation and Data-Enabled Insight (ICDI) and the Space4 Center. She has been part of UArizona’s research enterprise since 2005, when she moved to Tucson. Trained as a journalist, Stephanie was a newspaper reporter at the Philadelphia Inquirer and The Times-Picayune, leaving New Orleans for Arizona two months before Hurricane Katrina. The thrill of her newspaper career was slicing through the air as a passenger in an F-16 with an Air Force Thunderbird pilot. At UArizona, she has been part of the marketing and communications community across campus and has served on a number of committees and working groups, including the current Artificial Intelligence Working Group. Before taking on her current roles, she was a writer, editor, and manager at the Institute of the Environment, an associate director of research communications, and director of research communications in Research, Innovation and Impact. In a previous life, she spoke Russian and a tiny bit of Turkmen as a Peace Corps volunteer teaching English and living on the Caspian Sea in Turkmenistan.