A Midwesterner at heart, Stephanie was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana, before moving to the East Coast to attend the College of William and Mary. While always interested in international affairs and a career in public service, Stephanie found her passion for international aid and development in a social entrepreneurship class that included a field experience in the Dominican Republic. Once she acknowledged the dream of running a coffee shop with directly sourced, sustainably grown coffee was not in the cards at age 20, she moved to Washington, D.C., where she took classes, interned with the United Nations Foundation, and developed a deep love for the city. After graduating in 2015, Stephanie moved back to her favorite city and began working for the National Security Council at the White House, where she served two administrations including heavy involvement in transition efforts to ensure foreign policy efforts continued amidst the changes. After graduating from WWS, she hopes to continue a career in public service with the government or a multilateral organization, focusing on humanitarian assistance implementation and policy. Stephanie loves exercising, spending time outdoors, planning her next travel adventure, and spending time with family and friends.