Stephanie began her television career in 1997 when at the age of 13 she won the role of 'Marama' in the bilingual drama "Te Kakano". Since then she has tried her hand at various things in the Maori television industry including acting, presenting, writing and voice work. Some of her past roles include playing 'Huri' in Don Selwyn's short film "Te Ohaki a Nihe", voicing 'Poppy' in the Maori language versions of "Buzz & Poppy", presenting Channel 2's Maori music series "He Wai", writing for TVNZ's bilingual drama "Whanau" and most recently, writing for and playing 'Tini' in Maori Television's bilingual drama "Korero Mai".
Stephanie's academic history has a strong focus on research and this combined with her experience in television provide the basis for her role as researcher for Waka Huia.
"I have always been passionate about Te Reo Maori and Maori history, so Waka Huia provides me with the perfect opportunity to pursue those passions whilst working in an industry that I love."