Stephanie Bousley graduated from New York University’s prestigious Tisch School of the Arts with an MFA in Film Production. She received the Faculty Commendation Award for Film Producing three years in a row (2010, 2011, 2012) and has won several awards for screenplay writing, including the Grand Prize in Script Pipeline’s First Look Contest (Teleplay category) in 2015. She holds bachelor’s degrees in International Business and Psychology from the University of San Francisco, where she graduated magna cum laude.

After grad school, she was nearly $200,000 in student loan debt. Three unpaid internships in the film industry later, the debt snowballed to $289,000. A series of random events propelled her out of the U.S. to Singapore, where she now works for one of the country’s largest hedge funds. Today, she travels extensively, continues her passion for script writing, and has successfully paid off most of her student loan debt.