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. In 2011, she was awarded a Department of Defense SMART scholarship to pursue graduate research at Tufts University to understand how to integrate ionic liquid gel electrolytes for flexible supercapacitors under the tutelage of Professor Matthew Panzer. 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.
She is passionate about the process of transforming novel material affordances into wearable product designs.