Stephanie grew up in the woods of northern Michigan where she lived on the forested campus of the Interlochen Center for the Arts, which cultivated a love for both the outdoors and music from a young age. She graduated from Smith College in 2019 with a degree in Environmental Science and Policy and a concentration in Conservation Ecology. While at Smith, Stephanie was a member of the Ecophysiology lab as well as the Spatial Analysis Lab and brought these two interests together during her senior year to complete a research project assessing the feasibility of using drones to monitor dieback of an Eastern Hemlock population due to infestations of Hemlock Woolly Adelgid. Stephanie spent her first AmeriCorps term with the Vermont Land Trust in 2019 before moving to Asheville to serve with the Southern Appalachian Lands Conservancy in 2020. She is excited to be back with SAHC for a second year and continue learning about land conservation and stewardship. In her free time, Stephanie is hiking, fostering cats from the Asheville Humane Society, and always looking for places to fly her drone.