Stefanie was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Northwestern University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in Biological Sciences with a concentration in Neuroscience.
Prior to PA school, Stefanie spent four years working as a Medical Assistant in medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology. Stefanie was diagnosed with a superficial melanoma in 2018, which was successfully treated due to prompt recognition and early diagnosis, thereby inspiring her passionate pursuit of dermatology. She attended Rush University where she obtained her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies in 2022. Stefanie joined Northwestern Skin Cancer institute in January 2023. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants, and the Illinois Academy of Physician Assistants.