Stacy received a B.A. in Anthropology at SUNY Buffalo State and she began her work in archaeology at historical sites in Western New York. The history and the beauty of the Sonoran Desert soon brought her to Southern Arizona, where she worked as a field archaeologist and flaked stone analyst in cultural resource management for over ten years. She also spent five seasons working at the Archaeology Southwest – University of Arizona Preservation Archaeology Field School.
Stacy earned her M.A. (2017) in Applied Archaeology from the University of Arizona. Her research focused on lithic technology, and she had the opportunity to work on NAGPRA repatriation projects. Her current interests include learning how outreach and community-based preservation efforts can help protect cultural resources from looting and vandalism. Stacy is trained to respond to violations of the Archaeological Resources Protection Act, and she coordinates with government and Tribal agencies to help prevent damage to archaeological resources in the Southwest.