Hometown: Watkinsville, Georgia
Birthday: January 24
While working for GA-CA Radiocasting, she further developed a passion for local news and made lasting professional connections.
Stephanie received bachelor's degrees with honors from the University of Georgia in Telecommunications Arts (Grady College of Journalism) and Spanish (Franklin College of Arts and Sciences).
While at UGA, she danced as a Georgette with the Redcoat Marching Band (Go Dawgs!).
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How would you describe your political beliefs?
I am not affiliated with any particular political party, and I describe myself as a moderate. I prefer to look at candidates as individuals and not vote based on party lines.
How religious would you consider yourself? Casual, observant, devout, non-religious?
Observant. I joined the Catholic Church on the 2011 Easter vigil and am a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Athens.
I grew up in the Lutheran Church, and have a strong faith in God. I respect other faiths and am always interested in learning about them.