Community Anchor Program (CAP) Leadership

Stephanie Stenberg

Stephanie Stenberg, Director

Stephanie Stenberg is the director of the Community Anchor Program (CAP), where she works with regional networking partners, community anchor institutions, and Internet2 membership organizations to support mutually beneficial goals of bringing networking, trust and identity services, and advanced applications to community anchor institutions nationwide. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and a law degree from Wayne State University.

Stenberg is currently working on an Institute of Museum and Library Services-funded grant, Gigabit Libraries and Beyond (RE-246219-OLS-20), to update the Toward Gigabit Libraries toolkit, a free toolkit to help rural, tribal, and urban library staff understand and improve upon their library’s broadband and IT environment. Since joining Internet2, she has managed projects like CAP’s Regional Network Spotlight profiles of research and education networks, the Presidential Primary Sources Project series, and a distance learning scholarship program for teachers in schools that connect to Internet2’s network.

Therese Perlowski

Therese Perlowski, Program Manager

Therese Perlowski is the Program Manager of the Community Anchor Program, where she works with internal and external stakeholders to demonstrate the value of advanced networking and identity services to community anchors across the nation.

Perlowski works with CAP’s regional network partners to identify, nurture, and implement networking services, applications, and programmatic opportunities that enable Community Anchor Institutions to better serve their communities. Therese helms the Presidential Primary Sources Project, a free, interactive web series about our nation’s presidents. She also works on CAP’s Regional Network Spotlight series, profiles teachers who are using advanced networking in the classroom, and participates in CAP’s grant work.  

Prior to joining Internet2, Perlowski worked as a Regional Director of Afterschool and Day Camp with the YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit to advance high-quality youth development work in the metro Detroit region. Prior to that, she worked as a middle school science and technology teacher in Detroit, and as a recruitment associate with Teach For America in New York. Perlowski holds a bachelor’s degree from Kalamazoo College in Anthropology/Sociology with concentrations in Environmental Studies and Public Policy and Urban Affairs.