She worked for the New Jersey Commerce and Economic Growth Commission’s Office of International Trade and Protocol, helping companies identify potential overseas export markets, and as a political analyst for the Consulate General of Japan in New York.
Stieritz earned a B.A. from Xavier University and a Diploma of Studies from the Université de Paris, la Sorbonne. She earned an M.A. and an M. Phil. in political science from New York University.
She is a member of the Board of Directors of the United Way of the Midlands and is the incoming chair of that organization’s Community Impact Committee and sits on the Underserved Counties Task Force. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Columbia Rotary Club, has been recognized as a Guatemala Literacy Fellow for her support of Rotary International’s Guatemala Literacy Project and is a multiple level Paul Harris Fellow. She is a member of Women in Philanthropy, the Columbia Museum of Arts’ Taylor Society and Collectors’ Circle, and is a graduate of the S.C. Technical College System’s Leadership Academy.
She was named to the Class of 2009 “20 Under 40” leaders in South Carolina and was recognized as the 2009 Executive of the Year by the Palmetto Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals.