Stephanie grew up in Los Angeles, California, where she attended University of California, Los Angeles, earning a BS in Geography and Environmental Studies. She started her career working on ecological restoration projects as a field technician, conducting wildlife and botanical surveys. Stephanie has worked with a variety of school-aged children in her career, and recently relocated from the central CA coast, where she worked as an Assistant Site Director at the Boys and Girls club and led educational field trips and outdoor classroom sessions for the youth there. Stephanie’s experience working in Baja, Mexico and in Spain as a tutor helped her realize her career goals: environmental education and restoration. She is excited to ignite passion in our local youth, helping them become the next generation of nature’s stewards. In her spare time, Stephanie likes watching Spanish soap operas, going on outdoor adventures, and dancing with friends.