Stephanie is a native of upstate New York, but has called Vermont home for the past 5 years. She first became interested in development studies during her undergraduate years, and spent an exciting 5 months living in Kampala, Uganda studying with the School for International Training and volunteering with several different organizations. She has never visited any continents except North America and Africa (although she someday hopes to hit them all!), and is really looking forward to the chance to get out and see more of the world! Stephanie is currently studying to receive her Master's degree in Sustainable Development from the SIT Graduate Institute, and will be conducting research on the long-term effects of microfinance while working in the field. When she's not focused on Africa and development studies, Stephanie loves baseball (and the New York Mets!), good coffee, learning languages, and reading!