Stephanie is a first year doctoral student in the Clinical Health Psychology program at the University of Colorado, Denver, working under the mentorship of Dr. Krista Ranby as part of the Healthy Couples Lab. She received her BA in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and her MS in psychology from Drexel University. She has a diverse background that includes research in alcohol misuse and smoking cessation, issues in professional psychology, and self-care behaviors in the context of the dyadic relationship between psychology graduate students and their supervisors. Currently, she is excited to bring that experience to the study of health behaviors within romantic couples, particularly those facing serious health issues such as heart failure and bone-marrow transplant. Her thesis focuses on the development and examination of the psychometric properties of a measure that will assess the degree to which partners are invested in one another’s health and wellbeing.