Stephanie received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Crime and Justice Studies from the University of Idaho and her Master of Arts degree in Criminal Justice Administration at Boise State University. She worked for twelve years in the juvenile justice system, both in juvenile probation, and as the Director as the Third District Youth Court Program. Stephanie also taught at BSU as an adjunct faculty for six years.
Stephanie's areas of interest include institutional and community corrections and juvenile justice. Stephanie continues to actively participate in the juvenile justice community in Idaho by serving on the Idaho Juvenile Justice Commission.