Board of Directors

Dr. Stephanie Troutman Robbins

Dr. Stephanie Troutman Robbins (she/her/hers) is a Black feminist scholar, first-generation college student, tenured Associate Professor of Emerging Literacies in the Rhetoric, Composition and Teaching of English program in the English Department at the University of Arizona. She received a dual PhD in Curriculum & Instruction and Women’s Studies from the Pennsylvania State University in 2011 and is a former high school and middle grades public school teacher. Stephanie is a scholar-activist who has been widely recognized for her mentorship, student advocacy, and social justice leadership.

Desiree Maultsby

Desiree Maultsby, Board President, (she/her/hers) is a native of Brooklyn, NY. For the past 20 years, she and her husband have raised two sons and made the Sonoran Desert home. Desiree has an eclectic love for ancient healing traditions, transformative learning that is both experiential and grounding. Her master’s degree in Transpersonal Psychology and certification as a Transformative Coach have provided a foundation for the work she does with womxn and girls. Desiree works at the Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona as the Director of Program Engagement. 

Dulce Botello

Dulce Botello, Board Secretary (she/her/hers) was born in Mexico City, and when she was ten she immigrated to the United States. She has lived in California, in Yuma and Tucson, Arizona. Dulce is a Master’s student at NYU in publishing. She has had a lifelong love of reading and is currently trying to find a way to use that passion to empower women through literature and writing, and, help give those without a voice a platform to express their grievances, their ideas, hopes, and dreams. Dulce can usually be found behind a book, but some of her free time is also spent trying new recipes, usually some kind of dessert.