Stephanie grew up in the Appalachian Mountains of rural Western North Carolina where she spent much of her time exploring the French Broad River and surrounding national forests.She completed an undergraduate Education degree at Appalachian State University in 2009 and has since taught full time across a variety of grade levels. Stephanie recently completed a M.S. in Environmental Studies at the University of Montana with emphasis on curriculum development and interned at the Montana Natural History Center. Since relocating to Missoula in 2013 Stephanie has enjoyed learning and working alongside many Missoula’s non-profits. Stephanie is an alumna of the 2017 Cycle the Rockies course and is excited to return as a teaching assistant.