Stephany is a Principle Engineer at Carnegie Mellon University’s Software Engineering Institute and holds a Master's degree in Software Engineering. She holds the distinguished status of IEEE Senior Member and guest editor of IEEE Software Magazine as well as reoccurring program committee member. She is a Software Architecture course instructor, PMP and certified SAFe consultant. Her contributions are acknowledged in two books: Managing Technical debt and Cyber Security Engineering. In early days, she was a developer at Lockheed Martin and Intuit. At SEI, she works with dozens of government and DoD clients. Current interests include technical debt and enterprise modernization.