Stephanie Billinge is a nearly-native Idahoan, having lived most of her formative years in the Treasure Valley. As an undergraduate, Stephanie studio art and biology as well as living and attending school for a year in England. Stephanie came to teaching via biology – first earning her M.S. in biology at Boise State while studying slickspot peppergrass, followed by a M.Ed. from the University of MA, Boston and the Boston Teacher Residency program. She taught middle school science for two years in Boston before returning to Idaho, where she taught biology and science at an International Baccalaureate high school in Meridian for five years.