Steph was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. She is an alumna of the HMI Semester Program and Apprentice Program. Steph got her B.S. in Earth Sciences at UC Santa Cruz in 2016 while also working at the universities’ recreation office. Since graduating, Steph has filled most of her time working in the field of outdoor education and going on long adventures with friends. When she’s not camping or climbing, Steph likes to read, paint, run, bike and cook good food with friends.