Stephanie joined the Institute in June 2013 as a Purchasing Specialist. Her responsibilities include purchasing for research related projects, processing invoices and purchase orders, complying with state and federal guidelines and University procedures, and communicating effectively with vendors to obtain the best possible service for the Institute. Stephanie was born and raised in Kingsville. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at Texas A&M University Kingsville. She has one son, Tristan.