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Female, 41 years old

Stephanie is an attorney and a founding member of an influential, national nonprofit organization for military families, serving as the group’s Director of Communications. Through her direction, the group has grown to more than 25,000 members and regularly advises national and state leaders on military family issues, including members of Congress, the Department of Defense, the First Lady’s office, and President Obama’s administration. Stephanie also consults for other businesses and nonprofits, with an expertise in online outreach and community development. Most recently, she wrote *the* handbook on social media for military families, crafting a guide in collaboration with Facebook. Stephanie is also well known in the blogging world. Her essays have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Huffington Post, and have been syndicated by the McClatchy group, appearing in newspapers and web sites across the country. Stephanie moderates The Mil Life on the Washington Post’s website, a live chat about issues facing military families. Her interviews regarding parenting, military families, and politics have appeared on or in countless national news outlets and Stephanie also regularly speaks as an expert on both social media and military families.