Stefanie Ritoper

  • Engagement Producer
  • Southern California Public Radio (KPCC/LAist)

Stefanie Ritoper (she/her) is the engagement producer for KPCC/LAist’s early childhood coverage, focusing on bringing voices from parents, caregivers, and educators into the newsroom. For more than 15 years, she has explored the intersection of media and civic engagement. She started her career in documentary filmmaking and then worked in mission-driven organizations, including the UCLA Labor Center and Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy. She also founded and hosted the UCLA podcast Re:Work. Stefanie holds a master's degree in city planning from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she studied digital media and public participation.