Stefanie has many years of experience in Underwater photo and video production. She has hundreds of hours of diving with shark of all shapes and sizes, and has been working in Ocean related professions for years – one of them being a shark diving operation in Hawaii called Hawaii Shark Encounters, which she owned and operated with Jimmy Hall since 2002, and which she sold on to new owners in 2014. In recent years, her political work has put Stefanie on the forefront of shark conservation, in particular in the Pacific region. She was a driving force behind the first shark fin trade ban in the Nation in Hawaii in 2010 and has since then dedicated her life to the conservation of sharks. Stefanie has worked as a team member or consultant for several other great NGOs and founded Shark Allies in 2007 in Hawaii. 2014 she brought the organization to California. She is also the Executive Producer and cast member of Extinction Soup.