Steph earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Religious Studies with a minor in Psychology from the University of Iowa in 2012, where she developed a passion for learning religions and cultures. While at Iowa, she was a Resident Assistant for two and half years which led to a passion for helping students. After this, Steph attended the University of West Georgia, receiving a Master of Education degree in Professional Counseling and College Student Affairs in 2016, where she held positions in both Housing & Residence Life and the Counseling Center. Steph then joined Elmhurst College as a Residence Life Coordinator, where she had the opportunity to serve as a Mentor for Steps to Success and co-teach a First-Year Seminar, both of which helped to focus her passion of coaching students in all areas of student life. She joined the TRIO SSS team in spring 2018.
Outside of the office, Steph enjoys movies, live music, hiking, kayaking, yoga, and will soon be adopting a dog.
“Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. If you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.” - 14th Dalai Lama