Born and raised in New Orleans, Stephanie holds a B.A. degree in visual arts from Spelman College and an M.F.A. degree in painting from the University of Cincinnati. For 28 years, she has been involved with the field as a visual artist, arts educator, and administrator. During the last ten years, she has honed her skills as an arts leader in the nonprofit sector. Stephanie is inspired by the plethora of art practices and experiences being produced in the local community; and encouraged by the current efforts around cultural equity and social justice.