Stephanie Romelczyk comes to Westmoreland County most recently from northeastern Iowa; however, she is originally from rural New Jersey. She received her B.S. in Plant Science from Rutgers University and her M.S. in Horticultural Sciences from North Caroline State University. After her graduate studies, Stephanie worked three years as a Horticulture Extension Agent with North Carolina Cooperative Extension in Lee County - a county centrally located in the Piedmont and Sandhills regions of the State. Her responsibilities included commercial and consumer horticulture, forestry, pond management, Master Gardener Volunteer training and management, and pesticide recertification. Some of her programming efforts included forestry land management, support for value-added farm enterprises, water conservation, and healthy eating for grade school students and their families.
In addition to her work with Extension, Stephanie has worked at Rutgers University with the Extension Soil Specialist, at Longwood Gardens - a public display garden in southeastern Pennsylvania, and at Plantpeddler - a commercial greenhouse facility in Iowa.