Stepheni Curran grew up in a small town in central Wisconsin. She aspired to be a dentist until her mother, an English teacher, encouraged her to job shadow the school’s speech-language pathologist (SLP). The day spent with the school-based SLP rerouted Stepheni’s career path. After graduating from high school, Stepheni attended the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (UW-SP) where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Communicative Disorders and a minor in Psychology. She then pursued a Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology through UW-SP. Stepheni made the National Dean’s List with Academic Highest Honors throughout her undergraduate and graduate schooling. Since graduating in May of 2008, Stepheni has spent her career working in northeastern Wisconsin with the pediatric population in settings ranging from outpatient hospital care to the public school setting to inpatient psychiatric care. Stepheni’s diverse work experience has given her the opportunity to increase her skill set, learn about available community resources, as well as service those as young as newborn to 21 years of age. When Stepheni is not working as a speech-language pathology teletherapist, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. In March of 2017, she and her family dared to go on a 24-hour road trip to Florida to take on Disney World. Her favorite memory of the entire vacation was watching her young children stand in awe of the ocean. In addition to traveling, Stepheni enjoys playing sports, such as softball and downhill skiing. She began skiing at age 4 and playing baseball and softball at age 5. Stepheni loves helping others in her community through organizing fundraisers and co-leading a local Girl Scout troop. In her downtime, Stepheni takes pleasure in reading and writing. Her first children’s book will be published in February of 2018. Writing a children’s book has been Stepheni’s childhood dream.