meet the street child teAM


Anna Bowden
CEO Street Child US

 Originally from the UK, Street Child US CEO Anna Bowden now lives in Berkeley, California. Previously Head of Fundraising for Ronald McDonald House Charities in the UK, she has also worked as a communications and development specialist for both UK and US nonprofit organizations, and as a journalist for national UK media. She is looking forward to creating valuable partnerships with individuals and organizations who also feel passionately about making education accessible to the world’s most vulnerable children.


Kimberly Alston-Stepnitz
Director Street Child US

 Kimberly Alston-Stepnitz is finishing her doctorate in Clinical Psychology and has worked for several years in community mental health and hospital settings. Her background in engineering, years of volunteer community activism, and current work in the field of mental health have impacted the way she thinks about systems, people, and health disparities. Kimberly looks forward to extending her interest in finding sustainable approaches to community poverty in her role with Street Child.


Liz Challice
Director Street Child US

Liz began her career in journalism, earning a Journalism degree from Marquette University, and working for newspapers in Wisconsin and California. She later moved to Ireland, attending University College Dublin for a Masters in Business Management, and interning at Volunteer Ireland, to help execute the organization's Communications and Membership strategies. 

Liz has traveled to more than 35 countries, and hopes to visit every country that exists in her lifetime. She is a California native, but has lived in Milwaukee, New York, Ireland and Singapore, before making her home in San Francisco.

Liz works in Account Management for the Tech Sales industry in the Bay Area, and is excited to use her skills to help put the work of Street Child US, and the lives of street children in West Africa, on the map.

Tucker Malarkey
Director Street Child US

Tucker Malarkey started her career at The Washington Post, where she spent four years working on the Foreign Desk and then at the Brookings Institute working with columnist Haynes Johnson on the book, Sleepwalking Through History, a best-selling account of the Reagan years. She then traveled to Africa for three months, and stayed for over two years, teaching school children on an island off the coast of Kenya and in the townships of Cape Town, South Africa. 

Upon returning to America, she was admitted to the Iowa Writers Workshop and has since published novels to critical acclaim. A founding editor of Tin House Literary magazine, she has also worked as a teacher, editor and film doctor. She is currently finishing her first non-fiction book, to be published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2017. 

Tucker brings her passion for education, story-telling and the people of Africa to Street Child, where she hopes to contribute to the organization's expansion in the U.S.