Drawn to the confluence of ecology, sustainable agriculture, health and human rights, Steph first cultivated her passion for food justice through local foods campaigning and farming during her time at Truman State University. She later returned to St. Louis working with underserved youth on vocational and life-skill programming centering largely on community gardening and nutritional education. In effort to build on her elementary understanding of food inequalities, Steph conducted outreach and research related to food access in St. Louis as a communications and health intern working under the Food & Farm Coordinator of MO Coalition for the Environment. Following a communications internship with A Growing Culture, she brings a local and global agroecology framework to Urban Harvest STL. 

Steph holds a B.S. in Speech Pathology & Audiology. As she transitions from her position as a Disability Resource Coordinator at Washington University, she is looking forward to connecting and learning from the groundswell of people generating a food sovereign St. Louis!