Stephanie joined the Speak! Team in 2013. She’s a Virginia native and UVA grad who has spent most of the past two decades living and teaching in England, Ethiopia, India and Kenya. All those years abroad have given her an abiding interest in intercultural rhetoric and the varieties of English around the world. Recently returned to the U.S. and Charlottesville, she’s in the process of adding an M.A. in Teaching English for Academic Purposes to her Ph.D. in Hellenistic Greek. Stephanie loves helping international students negotiate the personal and cultural challenges they face moving into higher education and academic English. In her free time she loves to cook, explore the Charlottesville area, and have long chats over tea.