Can you be married or/and have kids as a conservationist?

Choosing to get married or to have children is not something to do on a whim; I honestly believe that regardless of my career path, I would feel the same way about these big life choices. I say this because a lot of people assume you can’t be a global conservationist and have a family. I have many girlfriends and colleagues that are rocking at being an explorer AND and parent. When I was little, I rarely spoke of my wedding or of future children; I wanted to be an explorer! At 37, I am married but I am still not interested in being pregnant; however, I am very open to adoption in the future. For more thoughts on this topic, visit: Women in the Wild.
Speaking Engagements

Stephanie is a story-teller at heart. Her style is dynamic, fun, and impactful. She weaves her world-wide experiences with people and animals into talks that make kids laugh and adults think twice about their daily actions.

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Cities of the Sea

Over 1,000 species of marine plants and animals can be found within the kelp forests of California. This biodiversity just off of the coast provides fantastic opportunities for recreation, conservation, and scientific inspiration.

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Women in the Wild

Looking for inspiration? Learn how amazing women like, Stephanie, began working in wildlife conservation, science, and film. Browse profiles and learn from unsung heroes, and up-and-coming female leaders.

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“Marriage and the up-bringing of children in the home require as well-trained a character as any other occupation that might be considered a career.”

Eleanor Roosevelt