Stephanie directs the Cities and Communities program at the Smart Prosperity Institute (formerly Sustainable Prosperity), Canada’s leading source of research and policy insights for a stronger, cleaner economy. She has done policy research on energy, environment, and economics for 25 years. In 2016, she led the research on Community Energy Planning: the Value Proposition for the Getting to Implementation in Canada project. Stephanie served on the 2015 Panel that drafted Alberta’s new climate change policy, and has also been a consultant or board member with Canada’s leading environmental think tanks (International Institute for Sustainable Development, Pembina Institute, National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research), and a policy advisor in the Prime Minister’s Office. She graduated from the University of Toronto and from the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics at Lund University, Sweden.