Steph graduated from the University of Gloucestershire in 2004 with a Sports Education degree and spent time at university focusing on Sports Sociology, and Child Protection within sport. She has been employed in Youth Work, Early Intervention Children and Families Work, Extended Services in Schools, and working as a Teaching Assistant . In 2009 she took on a role at Oxfam, working with local community groups, charities and the private and public sector to deliver the UK Programme. At Oxfam Steph also managed the corporate relationship with Unilever, worked to develop FareShare and the Trussell Trust FoodBank network in the North West and supported community development projects in South Wales.
In 2016 she co-founded the Independent Food Aid Network (IFAN) with Seb Mayfield and Prof Jon May, and continues to hold a volunteer role as secretary for the charity. Steph currently manages The Welcome Network, a Feeding Britain Pilot area in West Cheshire where she is passionate about dealing with the issues of poverty and inequality and creating communities where people belong, feel safe and have access to support services.