Stephanie was born in Victoria, BC. However she has also lived on Pender Island, Saltspring Island as well as Victoria during her childhood. Stephanie was in care from approximately age twelve until she aged out of care at age nineteen. She attended Gulf Islands Secondary and Claremont Secondary, later completing her Associates Degree in Criminal Justice at Camosun College. Currently she is completing her Bachelors Degree in Justice Studies at Athabasca University.
During high school and after, Stephanie was involved in the creation of the Ministry of Child and Family Development's Youth Engagement Tool-kit. This tool-kit is used to assess an organization's engagement level of the youth they serve, and help them find new ways to implement meaningful relationships and achieve increased engagement in all parts of an organization.
Stephanie has worked in childcare and is currently a Youth Worker for youth and adults with disabilities and behavioral challenges.
Stephanie tries to combine her past experiences as a former Youth in Care, the work she is doing currently with youth and adults with disabilities, as well as her experience with Ministry projects and bring a fresh youth voice to the Board.