Stephanie Nethken was born and raised in Morgantown, WV. She is 2003 graduate of Morgantown High School where she graduated with Honors and with the Promise Scholarship. She then attended West Virginia University College of Business and Economics where she graduated cum laude and as a University Honors Scholar in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management with a minor in Spanish. She received her Juris Doctorate from WVU College of Law in 2014 and passed the bar in February of 2015. She started out as a solo practitioner practicing various types of law including personal injury, unemployment, property and family law. She has been an associate attorney with Sal Sellaro and Culpepper Legal Group since October of 2016 where she added criminal law and abuse/neglect to her practice areas.