Stacey is a legal skills professor at the University of Florida and an associate director for the Center on Children and Families. She is also a writer for On Parenting from The Washington Post where she explores parenting in the age of social media. Her research on children’s privacy on social media has been cited by news outlets around the world, including CNN, NPR, CBS News, The Atlantic, Slate, Consumer Reports. UNICEF cited Stacey’s research in their 2017 State of the World’s Children report, which focused on children in the digital world.
Stacey has spent her career working directly with children. Along with being a law professor and writer, she represents children in child welfare proceedings, giving them a voice in court as guardian ad litem. Prior to becoming a professor, Stacey was a prosecutor handling child abuses cases and cases involving sexual violence.
Stacey is also a photographer. In 2014, Stacey started the Shared Hope Project, offering free pictures to families with chronically ill children. Through the pictures, Stacey helps children and families see the beauty and love that surrounds them even during the most challenging of times. Stacey is honored to be Phoebe’s photographer. She loves watching Phoebe interact with her parents, hearing Phoebe tell knock-knock jokes, and seeing Phoebe’s face light up when she sees a four-legged friend.