Stephanie is originally from NYC. She went to Barnard College, where she received a BA in Spanish and Latin American literature. After graduating from college, she spent two years teaching NYC high school students for an education non-profit. She attended medical school at Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, and then went on to do psychiatry residency at the University of Chicago. There, she became interested in working with urban, underserved populations that interface with the justice system. While a resident, Stephanie was an APA SAMHSA fellow, and carried out research investigating implicit bias and healthcare inequities, particularly in the use of chemical sedation and physical restraints to manage patient agitation in the emergency room. Her professional interests include psychodynamic psychotherapy, jail diversion programs, and cultural psychiatry.