Stephanie Taptuna grew up in Fort Smith, NWT and moved back north in 1996. She moved to Cambridge Bay in ’97 to attend high school and has lived here since. She has a Diploma in Office Administration from the Nunavut Arctic College. Stephanie joined the NIRB in September 2013 as an Environmental Administrator; in 2016 she left the Technical Department and joined the Communications Department as the Outreach Coordinator. In December 2017 she was promoted to Manager, Communications. When Stephanie is not at work she enjoys following the char during their yearly migration through the surrounding lakes, rivers and ocean with her family.