Stephanie received her bachelor of science degree in nursing from Louisiana State University (LSU) Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. She then went on to receive her master's of nursing degree from LSU as well. After practicing as a family nurse practitioner, she went back for a post-master's certificate from Southeastern University. Stephanie received her first master's degree in social work from Tulane University and practiced as a clinical social worker prior to entering nursing school. Stephanie completed clinical rotations at Covington Behavioral Health Hospital, Baton Rouge General, and Access Behavioral Health.