About Us:

Our Team

At Steppingstone, we take pride in the expertise and dedication of our staff. Learn more about who they are and how to contact them in our directory.
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Cindy Chen

Admission Associate

Cindy was born in Boston and grew up in the Greater Boston Area. She earned her B.A. in political science and Chinese language and culture from Beloit College in 2022...


Danielle Rettinger

Director of Admission

Danielle received her Ed.M from Harvard’s Graduate School of Education and her B.A. from Bates College. She has spent the majority of her career working at schools in New York and New England, and...


Ailyn Rivera '09

Program Operations Coordinator

Ailyn joined Steppingstone in 2023 and supports both the Admission and Academy teams in her role. She is a Steppingstone Alumna and first-generation college graduate, receiving her B.A. in Feminist...