As a Political Science major and former Program Management Analyst for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Stephanie has worked with Federal, State and Local governments in disaster situations including Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Sandy.
She was a FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) Specialist for FEMA and designed the process by which FOIA requests are processed in the agency today. She created processes and developed training material for new FOIA staff members and training on new developments and recent legislation for all FOIA staff. She gave presentations and conducted the training as well.
She was the Program Manager for the Report of Survey/Board of Survey program, establishing it to manage all lost, damaged or destroyed federal property.
She was the Quality Control Team Lead for the Legacy FOIA Team which managed the FOIA request backlog. She has handled very sensitive material including 9/11 reports, written SORNs and has a solid grasp of the Freedom of Information and Privacy Acts.
She wrote the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for the FOIA office, Property Office, Privacy Office and Records Management. She has also written policy and Procedures for various offices.
She has also acted as a consultant for federal contractors, helping with contracts, proposals, processes, policies and SOPs.