Stephanie is originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota where she was a conservation technician at the Midwest Art Conservation Center conserving both objects and paintings. She also held pre-program positions at Fine Arts Conservation, LLC and the Science Museum of Minnesota. Stephanie is an accomplished illustrator and graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in studio art with an emphasis on paintings from Concordia University in St. Paul, Minnesota. She has completed summer graduate internships in objects conservation at both the Cleveland Museum of Art and Alaska State Museum. Stephanie is currently a third year intern in objects conservation at the National Museum of American History in Washington D.C. and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.