Stephanie (Buffa) Vogt

Real job: Stephanie (Buffa) Vogt, EE’03, MS EMgt’05, is the senior manager of operations for Express Scripts in St. Louis.

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Stephanie (Buffa) Vogt

Other “jobs”: She was the graduate coordinator for the Women’s Leadership Institute (WLI) at Missouri S&T and continues to speak for the WLI. She served on S&T’s Corporate Development Council when she worked for General Motors and Anheuser-Busch InBev. She sits on the S&T Women in Science and Engineering Advisory Council and serves as vice president of the Zeta Tau Alpha St. Louis Alumnae Chapter. On Monday nights, she teaches religion to third graders at Incarnate Word Catholic Church in St. Louis. She also participates in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure for breast cancer research.
Passion: Planning an annual walk for hydrocephalus, a medical condition that afflicts a member of her family. Also known as “water on the brain,” it’s an abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in the brain cavities. She’s chaired or co-chaired the event for the last three years, raising a total of more than $100,000. “This year, we raised more than $35,000.”
What friends say: “She’s succeeded in everything she has set out to do, including running a half marathon. We should all strive to be like her — give to our community, while expecting nothing in return,” says Katherine Brendel, EMgt’06.
On her ability to motivate others: “I like to be busy and put my heart into everything in which I’m involved. Maybe my excitement rubs off.”
What moves her: “Seeing the strength of families during the hydrocephalus walks and the Race for the Cure.”
Words to live by: “My favorite is from Audrey Hepburn: ‘Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you’ll find one at the end of your arm. … As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others.’”

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