Bailey Stevens is a proud Oklahoman with roots in Choctaw, Oklahoma. Her secondary education journey began at Oklahoma State University. During her time in Stillwater she was recognized by Payne County Youth Services as Volunteer of the Year for her exceptional service at the youth shelter. Bailey continued her passion to serve Oklahoma’s youth by becoming a teacher at Nicoma Park Middle School in Choctaw, Oklahoma.
While teaching, Bailey created fully immersive educational experiences, developed the middle school art curriculum, and sought to create a space where all students could thrive. Bailey also served as a coach in both basketball and track during her tenure.
In order to further her understanding of community development, Bailey sought a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Oklahoma. She focused on macro-level social work and developed a passion for public policy. While earning her MSW, Bailey worked as the project manager of the Honoring Indigenous Families research project funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. This grant explored the impact of a state Indian Child Welfare Act on the Indigenous community within that state. Bailey also presented at the Society for Social Work and Research national conferences in both Washington D.C. and Phoenix.
Bailey hopes to use her legal education to tackle policy issues and continue to positively impact her fellow Oklahomans