Stephanie L. Ayers was born and raised in West Virginia. She attended West Virginia University, graduating magna cum laude in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in History and a Minor is Sociology. She also attended West Virginia University College of Law, graduating and becoming a licensed member of the West Virginia State Bar in 2014. During law school, she focused her studies on family law, domestic relations, and child advocacy and participated in WVU’s clinical law program. Stephanie took part in the Child & Family Advocacy Clinic, which provides legal services to children and families of limited income, and the Domestic Violence Law Clinic, which provides free assistance to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. After law school, she moved to Martinsburg, West Virginia, and since then, she has accumulated experience in real estate law, family law, and domestic relations.