STEPHANIE BOCCUZZI

 

Summary of Qualifications 

  • Diverse experiences in pastoral ministries, retreat planning, including liturgy preparation, presiding and preaching, Bible studies, spiritual direction, and immersion planning.

  • Extensive international immersion experiences, including a semester abroad and teaching abroad

  • English, research, and contextual coursework. 

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and enthusiastic, organized leader

  • Committed to engaging small and large groups in collaborative work. 

  • Bilingual English-Spanish. 

Education 

Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University, Berkeley, CA 

Master of Divinity, 2019 

Arrupe Presidential Scholar 

University of Scranton, Scranton, PA 

Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude, 2014

Majors: International Business and Spanish (Business Leadership Honors Program) Concentration: Latin American Studies 

La Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales, Buenos Aires, Argentina 

Specialized study: Spanish language and cultural competency, 2012 

Work Experience 

Theology Teacher, Xavier High School, New York, NY, September 2019 – present

  • Courses: Freshman Scripture and Junior Ethics 

  • Curriculum writing and mission/identity integration into classroom teaching 

  • Collaborated frequently with Campus Ministry on retreats, liturgies, and inter-faith services 

 

Interim-Director, Xavier Mission, New York, New York, June 2019 – September 2019

  • Managed Sunday meal serving over 300 meals a day, bi-weekly food pantry, and monthly clothing closet as well as Metro Card grant program 

  • Responsible for leading team of four 

  • Maintained relationships with donation vendors and corporate sponsors 

  • Coordinated large volunteer network drawing from NYC metro area and beyond 

Copy Editor, Theological Studies, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA, October 2018 – August 2019

  • Read and edited accepted manuscripts, following Chicago Manual of Style and Theological Studies guides for citation and style. 

  • Meet all deadlines for each issue. 

 

Graduate Assistant, Instituto Hispano, Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University, Berkeley, CA, September 2016 – December 2018

  • Assisted Director throughout academic year with Board meetings, enrollment, planning and organizing in preparation for two-week intensive summer programs. 

  • Generated marketing content in both English and Spanish for individuals, groups, and parishes.

  • Coordinated logistics and events on Santa Clara University’s main campus for the duration of program, providing support for students and professors.

 

Business Office Assistant and Retreat Leader, Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School, Philadelphia, PA, July 2015 – August 2016 

  • Provided general office support in areas of student billing, financial management, and translation for Spanish speaking families. 

  • Effectively facilitated large and small groups for junior year high school Kairos retreat. 

Teacher and Community Outreach Coordinator, The Working Boys Center, Quito, Ecuador, August 2017 – July 2015 

  • Taught English and Art in elementary school and high school as a full-time volunteer.

  • Led Adult Education Program for indigenous Center families. 

  • Acted as short-term grant writer and community outreach developer in Ecuador and the U.S.

  • Lived in community with fourteen other men and women from the U.S., Latin America, and Europe. 

Other Experience

Chaplain, The Gubbio Project, San Francisco, CA, September 2017 – June 2019

  • Offer spiritual care to homeless men and women in Tenderloin and Mission neighborhoods.

  • Lead discussions on trauma for fellow chaplains and offer presentations on charism of The Gubbio Project and Catholic Social Teaching to University of San Francisco undergraduate students. 

 

Community Member, Jean Donovan Lay Intentional Community, Berkeley, CA, August 2016 – June 2019 

  • Live in community with other lay students at Jesuit School of Theology in university housing.

  • Coordinate budget, spirituality nights/prayer, retreats, liturgies, business meetings, meals. 

Immersion Leader, Piura, Peru, Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA, January 2016

  • Accompanied undergraduate students at Santísimo Sacramento Parish. 

  • Led prayer, faith sharing and conversations about Catholic Social Teaching. 

Manresa Retreat Co-Leader, University of Scranton, Scranton, PA, September 2013 – June 2014

  • Initiated and adapted Manresa retreat from John Carrol University to Scranton’s main campus.

  • Worked extensively with First Principle and Foundation from Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius.

  • Led small group, offering reflection on “A Faith that Does Justice.” 

Magis and World Youth Day Participant, Madrid, Spain, Summer 2012 

  • Participated in Magis program of worldwide youth who cultivate Ignatian spirituality leading to World Youth Day celebrations. 

Awards and Achievements 

  • Grants awarded for The Working Boy Center Technical Education Program: Nathin Yip Foundation, 2015.

  • Excellence in International Business Award, Excellence in Latin American Studies, University of Scranton, 2014. 

  • Honors Society Memberships: Beta Gamma Sigma, Alpha Sigma Nu (Secretary), Omega Beta Sigma, Alpha Mu Gamma, Alpha Lambda Delta. 

  • University of Scranton NCAA Division III Women’s Tennis Team Member, 2010 – 2014, Three-time Landmark Conference Champions, 2012 – 2014. 

Technical Skills: Google Suite; Microsoft Office; Canvas Software; PlusPortals.

Languages: Advanced professional proficiency in spoken and written Spanish.