Stephanie was born and raised in Sweden to a French mother and Swedish father. In her early twenties, she attended college in Paris. Offered an opportunity to transfer, Stephanie moved to Connecticut to study at the University of Hartford. She eventually found her way to Long Island where she has been a proud Huntington resident for 30 years. Prior to being elected as a Suffolk County Legislator, Stephanie was an educator who taught elementary education at Cold Spring Harbor C.S.D., East Woods School, and most recently at The Green Vale School in Old Brookville, where she taught for 14 years. At The Green Vale School, Stephanie received numerous accolades and recognition for her peer leadership, critical thinking and academic outcomes. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Stephanie sat on the Admissions, Technology, and D.E.I. (Diversity Equity Inclusion) Committees. Through the years, Stephanie has been active in many local community and charitable organizations, including The Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce, the Townwide Fund of Huntington, and the Town of Huntington Beautification Advisory Council, where she served as its chairperson. Stephanie holds a B.S./B.A. in Economics/Finance from the University of Hartford, Connecticut, an M.S. in Elementary Education from C.W. Post, Long Island University, and an M.S. in Educational Technology from L.I.U. Post, Long Island University. Stephanie is fluent in Swedish and French and maintains dual citizenship (American & Swedish). She resides in Centerport with her husband and their youngest child. Her son practices law in North Carolina and her oldest daughter, also an attorney, practices in Chicago.