Born and raised in Alexandria, Stephanie returned to live there after completing her degree from the University of Virginia (B.S. in Architecture with an Architecture History minor). Stephanie worked in a commercial interiors firm initially, but to fulfill her vision of helping people with their homes, she joined W.C. Ralston, where her expertise in modern interiors brings a fresh perspective to the practice. Additionally, Stephanie takes on a variety of tasks that have deepened her appreciation for the business of design. Her current responsibilities include a quest to become the staff’s first CAPS (Certified Aging in Place Specialist), and she has taken the lead role in developing the studio’s new office space. As with her colleagues, Stephanie thoughtfully integrates both technology and hand-drawing in her work and notes that while the advances are fascinating and becoming more relatable, drawings and sketches still demystify what architects do and have the ability to open up conversations between designers and clients. An avid traveler, Stephanie tries to go to one new place both domestically and internationally each year.