Stephanie Rothery Cross graduated from the University of Arizona in 2003, and is a proud alumni of the RCSC program. The education she learned from the Retail and Consumer Sciences department provided the foundation needed to embark on a career in retail management. Stephanie started at Michael Kors as the Visual Merchandise Coordinator of Southern California. “I remember sitting in Melinda Burke’s class and John Eaton advertising courses learning the ropes of the retail and marketing industries, I learned so much valuable information that I still carry with me today about consumer behavior and management.” Upon leaving Michael Kors, Stephanie moved to Scottsdale, Arizona to work for an advertising agency. She got the advertising bug and changed careers into hospitality. Stephanie is currently in her sixth year working for Starwood Hotels & Resorts as a Senior Regional Marketing Manager – focusing on digital marketing initiatives for their luxury hotels including The Phoenician, The St. Regis Aspen Resort and The St. Regis Monarch Beach.