Empowering Beauty: Alumna Shines in Work with The Makeup on Wheels Foundation

When Stephanie Debes was born five months premature with spastic quadriplegia cerebral palsy, doctors informed  her parents that she was expected to live less than a week. Twenty-nine years later, she is the force behind The Makeup on Wheels Foundation, a Staten Island, NY-based nonprofit that seeks to empower those with disabilities.

STEPHANIE DEBES’17CCPS, St. John's Alumna, with two females

“When students learn about history 500 years from now, I want to be the one in the history books they are learning about, that I changed how disabled people are viewed.”

Stephanie Debes’17CCPS
  • BS in Hospitality Management
  • The Lesley H. and William L. Collins College of Professional Studies