Stéphanie Dufresne has been working in the environmental field for more than fifteen years. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Geography from Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, a Master's degree in Environment from the Université de Sherbrooke, and training courses in journalism and philosophy. 

Stéphanie has worked as an analyst on commissions of inquiry and public hearings with the Bureau d’audiences publiques sur l’environnement (BAPE), and as a contractor specializing in green energy. She currently offers her services as a project coordinator for organizations concerned with water management and the environment. 

Stéphanie, who grew up in Laval, spent every summer of her childhood in the heart of the Mauricie National Park — an experience that has guided both her personal and professional development. She was later fortunate enough to live in several cities and regions of Quebec including: Montréal, Québec City, Estrie, Nunavik and Mauricie. She has called Mauricie home since 2016. 

The mother of two boys, 10 and 12 years old, Stéphanie provided home schooling during their early years and is interested in alternative educational methods that support holistic development and bring children closer to nature. She is also interested in agroecology, permaculture and social economy initiatives.

Stéphanie is actively involved in her community, and identifies with values of feminism, sustainability and social equality. She aspires to contribute to the transition and transformation of communities into progressive and sustainable models that protect biodiversity and enable greater government transparency.