Stephanie has a B.S. in Cultural Anthropology with a minor in Spanish from Metropolitan State University. After doing research and community programming at the Exploratorium, San Francisco, for three years, she moved to Bangalore, Karnataka to start a non-profit to bring the ideas of the Exploratorium’s ‘Physics of Toys’ program to rural Indian orphanages. She has a strong background and passion for community-based and applied research. In Minnesota, she has worked for 10 years supporting the research, programming, and development of Northside community nonprofits and the University of Minnesota dealing with sex trafficking, poverty, and civil rights.