Prior to starting college, Stephanie lived in the Republic of Panama and moved to Florida in pursuit of new opportunities and an education. She graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a Bachelor of Architecture in 2022. During her time in college, she discovered her passion for sustainable design and its ability to empower and strengthen communities, while at the same time helping preserve the world. At FAU, she formed part of the AIAS as Creative Director and as the Executive Editor for the student-led publication, The Process Journal. She also involved herself in design-build opportunities as well as FAU’s Summer Institute program through which she had the opportunity to mentor students interested in the architecture field. In 2022 Stephanie moved to Virginia in search of new career opportunities and shortly after, joined DNA Workshop. She continues to expand her knowledge and experience in methods to achieve sustainability and plans to pursue her architecture licensure in the near future. Stephanie loves art, design, and nature, and during her free time, she can be found doing something involving any of the three. As a Panama native, the beach and forest are her second home.