Senior Director of International Student Programs
Originally joining YFU as a host parent in 1998 so that her son would have a sibling, Stephanie Gunther quickly engaged as a volunteer Area Representative and subsequently as a volunteer Field Manager in 1999. In 2000, Gunther formally joined the YFU staff as a Michigan-based Field Director. Gunther earned her Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Suffolk University, Boston, MA and obtained her bachelor’s degree from Northern Michigan University. Gunther began her career in the automotive industry and was thrilled to return to not-for-profit sector with YFU. Gunther oversees all inbound programmatic activities for the more than 2,000 young people that come to the United States on exchange with YFU each year.