Stephanie Faughnan was born and raised in southern New York, and has recently transplanted to the Raleigh-Durham area of North Carolina. She earned her Associate’s of Arts and Sciences in Communication and Media Arts from Dutchess Community College in 2014 and Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies, Journalism and Digital Arts from Saint Michael's College in 2016. In 2015, Stephanie spent the fall semester studying in London at the University of Westminster. Throughout her education, Stephanie has always been committed to expanding her portfolio and professional skills. From party hostess to retail management to marketing associate, Steph has worn many different hats throughout her work life and aims to grow her skills through work experiences and online education.