Stephanie Wilson Pretorius was born in 1977 in Lafayette. She graduated from Lafayette High School in 1995 and LSU in 1999 with a degree in Information Systems and Decisions Sciences. No matter where she has lived, she has been actively involved with the alumni of both of her alma maters. Currently, she lives in Houston with her husband Andre and their infant son Matthew. She works for British Petroleum and sells Rodan + Fields skincare. She is an active Houston community volunteer. She is a member of Delta Delta Delta Alumnae, LSU Alumni, and a sustainer for the Junior League of Houston. She was honored in Massachusetts as a Massachusetts State Heroine and Pricewaterhouse Chairman Award winner for her work aiding those affected by the hurricanes. She was also chosen to participate in the 2009-2010 Leadership North Houston program.