Stephanie grew up in Nashua, New Hampshire and is thrilled to be back in the state after a time away. She has an eclectic background in activism, horticulture, landscaping, retail management, writing, and digital media. After a 6-year career working in greenhouses, Stephanie wrote for the American Horticultural Association’s bi-monthly magazine, and was a store manager at Anthropologie in Alexandria, Virginia, before deciding to return to New Hampshire.
Currently, she works for Heinemann Publishing in Portsmouth, NH, an educational publishing house dedicated to engaged teachers and curious students. She creates daily written content and produces the weekly podcast that allows educators to share their latest thinking with an international audience.
Stephanie holds a B.A. from UMass Amherst in Communication (Rhetoric) and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. While at UMass, she was an active member of an activist group that pushed the university to adopt trauma-informed policies on sexual misconduct and assault.
Through all her professional, academic, and personal experiences, Stephanie has found the constant motivating factor to be the people around her. It is her peers, friends, and community members that are her inspiration for finding creative ways to build community and create platforms for people share their stories.
In her free time, she enjoys watching Law and Order SVU, drinking coffee, reading, gardening, crocheting, and having long conversations with her friends. She lives in Dover, NH with her cat, Calliope.