Prior to realizing her passion for writing, Stephanie studied Music Therapy at the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire. During her time with the college's esteemed music program, she witnessed firsthand how music can build community connections and transform lives.
She has played the flute with multiple symphonic bands and the piccolo for the Blugold Marching Band. She has also volunteered extensively, playing piano in multiple nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
Her music-based writing experience includes dozens of artist profiles published on StubHub, as well as overviews of local musicians for Twin Cities NewsCastic.