Stephanie currently resides in Tucson, Arizona. She hails with a Master of Library and Information Science, a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, and Bachelor of Science in Journalism. For a living, Stephanie enjoys substitute teaching and teaching writing. Recently in 2022, she published her first middle school literary magazine My Hawaiian Identity in a premier Creative Writing summer school course that she built and taught with Kamehameha Schools on Oahu, Hawaii. She also taught and published a middle school yearbook with Kamehameha Schools in 2021. As a Pushcart Prize Nominee, her fiction, mixed media art and nonfiction essays have been featured in numerous literary magazines and journals since 2015. Her mixed media has been featured at conferences, literary magazines and blogs. Additionally, Stephanie published the first-of-its-kind hybrid mixed media thesis with her MFA Creative Writing Program in Northern Arizona University, while hosting Creative Writing Workshops at local community centers, and working in schools and libraries. Stephanie has been a member of InterCountry Adoptee Voices (ICAV) and a critical ICAV blogger and social media activist supporting intercountry adoptee voices since 2017.
Published Anthology: Third Flatiron's Best of 2015 Anthology, Book 14
Mixed Media: Nzuir: The Online Journal of Umoja Community, Oyster River Pages, The Tishman Review, Helen Literary Magazine, The Sonder Review, Storm Cellar, The Healing Muse
Essays: Foliate Oak Literary Magazine, The Writing Disorder, Journey Magazine, Hole in The Donut Cultural Travel
Fiction: Third Flatiron Anthologies, The Story Shack, On the Rusk, Gone Lawn Journal
Nonfiction: The Flagstaff Live, The Noise, The Daily Sun, Mountain Living Magazine
Adoptee Media: Adoptee Voices, InterCountry Adoptee Voices (ICAV), Overcoming Odds, AdopTree Project: Exploring Asian Adoption Narratives, The Write Place at the Write Time