After working as a GRF for Cook House, Stephanie is thrilled to come back to continue creating memorable experiences with both new and returning members of the Alice Cook House Community. In her role as a Postdoctoral Associate in the Biomedical Engineering Department, Stephanie works on developing and implementing engineering studio modules for BME core courses, with a special interest in designing tools to support student learning via active learning techniques. She’s looking forward to seeing Cook House Residents in her classes. As a doctoral student, Stephanie's research focused on bioengineering hydrogel-based biomaterials for type 1 diabetes therapies. She specialized in making electronics free, non-invasive insulin delivery devices. Outside of work, she loves exploring the beautiful Ithaca outdoors, dancing with friends at AGAVA, learning and exchanging new recipes (and eating good food!), playing volleyball, and traveling. Stephanie hails from Geneva N.Y. but grew up in France and Colombia until her family moved back to upstate NY; she is always looking for opportunities to share her international experiences over crêpes and cafécitos con leche.