Born, raised and educated in the greater New York City area, Stephanie spent most of her time on the East Coast. In 2006, she received her BS degree in Chemical Engineering from Columbia University in the City of New York. She then performed research for the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center (NSRDEC) from 2007-2011, gaining a deep understanding of scaling up nanotechnologies into chemical-biological protective suits. After obtaining her MS degree in Chemical Engineering from Tufts in 2013, she continued to develop ionic liquid gel-based flexible supercapacitors at NSRDEC with a focus on textile integration for wearable energy storage. Her latest gig entailed working at HP that involved projects on projects in digital textile printing and others in printed electronics but is now moving to Boston hoping to advance the future of wearables and smart textiles manufacturing.