Stefanie has had a lifelong fascination with all things historical. From a young age, she and her parents ventured to museums across the Maritimes. Upon entering university, Stefanie knew she wanted to study history. She completed her Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Atlantic Canada Studies and her Master of Arts in Atlantic Canada Studies, both at Saint Mary’s University. Her Master’s thesis, entitled “The Intricacies of Integration: The Case of Graham Creighton High School” won the Governor General’s Gold Medal for Academic Excellence at convocation. The research from Stefanie’s thesis inspired the lecture she is giving for the Royal Nova Scotia Historical Society. Stefanie is currently a PhD Candidate at UNB New Brunswick in Fredericton. In her free time, she enjoys fishing, hiking, and volunteering with Girl Guides of Canada.