Stephanie grew up in Huntingdon Valley, PA and graduated from the US Naval Academy in 2007 with a BS in History and minor in German. She commissioned into the United States Navy and served as a P-3 Naval Flight Officer, deploying to Sigonella, Sicily and Djibouti, Africa in 2009-2010 with the "Tridents" of VP-26. She then laterally transferred to the public affairs community in 2011. She is currently serving on Active Duty and is on a Navy scholarship to Georgetown University to pursue her master's in Public Relations and Corporate Communications. She is married to A.J. Turo.