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Stephanie Jones
Associate, Design Practice Leader

Stephanie Jones
  • Boston University
  • New England School of Art and Design at Suffolk University
  • International Interior Design Association
  • NEWH The Hospitality Industry Network

What’s the most important part of your morning routine?

Morning snuggles with my dog, Leia.

What’s the most rebellious thing you’ve ever done?

It was clear that my parents were going to force me to go to a university that I desperately did not want to attend if I was accepted. As a straight‑A student, I knew there was no way I wasn’t getting accepted. No one was helping me through the application process so I just never applied. A true rebel.

What’s inside your favorite cocktail?

Currently? Mezcal and grapefruit… a Mezcal Paloma. In winter… bourbon or rye on the rocks.

What were your first seven jobs?

1) Neighborhood lawn mower, 2) Coat check girl, 3) Movie theatre concession stand attendant (employee of the month a record number of times), 4) File clerk at the BU Student Health Center, 5) Assistant Event Planner at a public garden, 6) Cocktail waitress at a sports bar, 7) Conflicts/Investigative Services Department at a corporate law firm

What accomplishment are you most proud of?

Moving to Boston at 18 and starting my adult life on my own. That and paying off all of my student loans.

What do you do when you're at a dinner party and the conversation gets awkward?

I’m typically the one making it awkward so I try to just stop talking.

In a parallel universe, what is your profession?

Criminal psychologist and/or social worker in the prison system