Stacia grew up in the suburbs of Chicago before attending Loras College, earning her undergraduate degree in social work. After graduation, Stacia did the post-graduate service program, Holy Cross Associates in Colorado Springs, working at an interfaith organization that helped meet people’s basic needs. Upon completion of the program she spent a year living at Hope House Catholic Worker in Dubuque. After getting married to her college sweetheart, Stacia spent five years working at St. Anthony’s parish as the Youth Formation Coordinator and writing curriculum for various faith-based websites including the Center for Ministry Development and Vibrant Faith. Stacia returned to Loras in 2012 to direct the Fr. Ray Herman Peace and Justice Center and started the Loras College Peace Institute in 2017, which is a summer camp-like experience for high school youth. She serves on the board of Children of Abraham, an interfaith group in Dubuque and loves being with her husband, three children, acting in a local theater troupe, spending time in nature, and frequenting local coffee shops.