Stephanie hails from Poughkeepsie, NY. She went to Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH for her undergraduate studies. While there she volunteered for Dartmouth Humanitarian Engineering and spent 10 weeks in Tanzania working on a project to improve the efficiency of wood burning cook-stoves. In her senior year she discovered a love of power electronics, which led her to pursue an entry level position at FINsix, a startup focused on shrinking the "power brick" (i.e. the laptop charger). After a year and a half "break" from school, Stephanie came to Michigan to work with Prof. Johanna Mathieu on controlling thermostatic loads for use in automatic demand response programs. Her current research focuses on the determining the impact on the distribution power system's physical constraints when thousands of thermostatic loads are being coordinated by an aggregator.
Stephanie is an outdoor enthusiast, and likes to bike, kayak, and cross-country ski. Around Ann Arbor her favorite spots are the Nichols Arboretum, the Border-to-Border bike trail along the Huron River, and Pinckney State Rec. Area.