Stephanie was born and raised in Nicosia, Cyprus. Prior to joining PeacePlayers International – Cyprus she received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Bedfordshire (UK) in Sport Science and Coaching and she is about to receive her Master’s degree in Globalization and Sport from Loughborough University (UK). Stephanie was a member of the ENAD women’s professional basketball team in Cyprus for 5 years before leaving for her studies in the UK. Upon her return to Cyprus she joined her team once again. While studying in the UK she was a member of the University of Bedfordshire and Loughborough University Women’s Basketball team and a team captain. She was named MVP by the University of Bedfordshire womens basketball team in 2008-2009 and Player of the Year in 2009-2010. Her involvement in basketball led her to participate in bi-communal camps that began in Cyprus in 2005. Even since her bi-communal involvement Stephanie got the opportunity to represent Cyprus in the World Scholar Athlete Games hosted in the United States of America in 2006 with a full basketball scholarship. Stephanie then became a young leader in the bi-communal camps that were held in Cyprus in 2006 and 2007, and then in 2008 and 2009 she became an instructor. In 2011, Stephanie started helping out PPI – CY as a coach during their summer camps, twinnings and Leadership development programs, and finally when she finished her master’s degree she joined the PeacePlayers family as an Assistant Coordinator.