Stephanie investigates the complex ecological dynamics underlying spatial patterns and temporal dynamics across and within aquatic ecosystems. She has a PhD in Biological Sciences from Dartmouth College, a MS in Biological Sciences from University of Nevada-Las Vegas, and a BS in Environmental Science from the University of Kansas. She frequently employs data-intensive approaches to synthesize diverse existing data across the globe. Her projects have often created an engaging, interdisciplinary, and international network of collaborators. She is a strong proponent of open science valuing collaboration, rigorous science, constructive criticism, and collegiality.