Stephanie joined OCR in 2022 as an Associate Director. She works to engage companies in the media, advertising, entertainment, financial services, insurance, and consulting industries. Prior to working at OCR, Stephanie spent nearly 14 years with the Technology Entrepreneur Center on-campus where she led, designed, and implemented new and existing student programs. She ran a campus-wide new venture competition, a residence hall for entrepreneurs, an annual student trek out to Silicon Valley, among other programs. Prior to TEC, Stephanie led several grassroots and event marketing campaigns. She even spent a year of her life driving a giant 22-foot Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Mobile from coast to coast. She has worked with many clients such as Kellogg's, Nike, Home Depot, Kraft Foods, Cadillac and Sprint in a variety of marketing capacities. She also worked for a startup branding agency in Chicago as an Account Supervisor on the Yellowtail Wine account and a mid-size marketing firm in Chicago as a Project Manager on Motorola Mobile Device projects.
Stephanie graduated from the University of Illinois with a B.S. in Advertising & Communications and definitely bleeds orange and blue. She appreciates making an impact at her alma mater. In her spare time, Stephanie enjoys attending sporting events and rooting for the Illini, exploring different culinary cuisines, traveling, and is also learning the joy of gardening. In 2015, she joined the Monticello community with her husband, Scott and their sons, Ander and Atwood and their daughter, Freya.