Ms. Stangebye received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of South Carolina, majoring in Political Science. She graduated cum laude from Northern Illinois University College of Law and was the Research Editor for their Law Review. Her article “Cowboys Gone Rogue: The Bureau of Land Management’s Mismanagement of Wild Horses in Light of its Removal Procedures of ‘Excess’ Wild Horses,” examined the use of public land in the western states. As a law student, Ms. Stangebye worked as a student attorney in the NIU Foreclosure Mediation Clinic, where she represented homeowners in their foreclosure mediations through the Kane County Residential Foreclosure Mediation Program. She was nominated by the clinical faculty at Northern Illinois University College of Law for the “Outstanding Clinical Student Award” for her work in the legal clinic. Additionally, she participated in the ABA Negotiation Competition, which focused on representing corporate and individual clients in business negotiations. Ms. Stangebye’s team bested the two highest-ranked Illinois law schools in the competition. She is admitted to practice law in the State of Illinois and is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the Chicago Bar Association.