has made Volcano her
home since mid-2000.
She has a B.A. and an M.B.A. from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa, and an M.S. in wildlife biology from Colorado State University.
She has worked as a forest bird researcher for the U.S.
Forest Service based in Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park; a hotel and tourism feasibility analyst; and a coordinator for Made in Hawai'i product programs, including the Arts Hawai'i Festivals while at the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism.
She is currently the Associate Director for University of Hawai'i at Hilo's Office of Mauna Kea Management, which oversees the management of the Mauna Kea Science Reserve, particularly the protection and preservation of the summit's cultural and natural resources.
Stephanie is on the Board of Directors for the UH Alumni Association, and is a member of the advisory committee for the Performing Arts Center at UH-Hilo.
For the past 14 years, she
has been studying traditional Japanese embroidery and coordinates classes on the subject in Honolulu.
She was elected to the VAC board in 2005 and serves on VAC's Development Committee.