Claire Taylor: Stephanie, what is your background and what are you studying right now?
Stephanie Marquez: I am currently attending DePaul University, working to receive my Bachelors in Media
Communication and Minor in Graphic Design. While my background is specialized in
CT: What excites you about marketing and media?
SM: Marketing helps ensure that there is an intersection between demand and innovation. It leads
to identifying opportunities that people or organizations want resolved and will work towards an
CT: And what interests you about working with The Kaleidoscapes?
SM: The Kaleidoscapes Eco-Theatre Company is a welcoming nontraditional space that stands by
solutions to the climate crisis and innovative ways to experientially teach others about open
dialogue between our natural world and its inhabitants. The Kaleidoscapes staff and Co-Founders
encourage me to voice my concerns on how to serve and protect our earth. To create a sense of
environmental responsibility to the land that is our shared home.
CT: Why is environmental justice important to you?
SM: Environmental justice is important to me, due to the fact that I advocate the right to a safe
environment as an essential part of fundamental human needs. No group of people should bear a
disproportionate share of the negative environmental consequences resulting from governmental
and commercial operations or policies.
CT: What have you learned so far, and what are you excited to learn more about?
SM: What I have learned so far is, the public’s contributions can influence positive change. The
community’s concerns and involvement will considerably affect the grand picture. I am
interested in creating innovative solutions.
CT: What else should people know about you?
SM: The Kaleidoscapes has gifted me with a creative space that allows me to speak
about matters that I deem important and seek to inspire others to follow.
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