Stephanie was born in Kansas with access to a communal tornado shelter where she dreamed mostly about aliens and dinosaurs. Her grandfather granted life to the acting bug within her that lie dormant while her brother booed in the corner. Her father chose Memphis over Lincoln when presented with a job transfer, and the performance driving parasite within her took over enabled by the Ewing Children's Theatre, now defunct (though it lives on within the hearts of many former youths). Transposed to the South, their diet of French fries, fish sticks, snack cakes, and canned corn stayed pertinent and their fear of coleslaw was heightened. Her formative writing years began shut inside her room in the Memphis suburb of Raleigh, responding to Edgar Allan Poe and Radiohead lyrics. Stephanie only had eyes for college in New York, where she attended the prestigious NYU Tisch School of the Arts and studied at the Stella Adler Studio for one year and completed her undergraduate study in 2005 with a BA in Psychology.
Years spent almost exclusively pondering human motivation, personalities, and spontaneous speech have proven essential to both Stephanie's poetry and acting.
Stephanie is the Director of Communications for the nonprofit Schools That Can (STC). STC forms collaborative, cross-sector networks of high-performing schools in low-income areas to grow quality seats of education nationwide.
She lives in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn.