Stephanie Butler is the Academic Partnerships Representative for Australia and New Zealand at Epigeum. As a primary point of contact for enquiries about all of our programmes, Stephanie is in regular communication with higher education institutions throughout the Oceania region and beyond. Stephanie completed her bachelor’s degree in Humanities at the University of Essex and went on to work at Pearson Australia and Penguin Random House, before joining Epigeum in 2016.
What brought you to Epigeum?
I had previously been working in the book publishing industry but was intrigued by digital publishing and knew this would be an exciting challenge for me. I could see that Epigeum was a unique company and its flexibility to react to the needs of the academic community and work collaboratively set it aside from other academic publishers.
Which parts of your role do you enjoy the most?
I enjoy speaking with members of the higher education community and working with them to provide resources to their students and staff which assist with personal and learning development. It is a perk of my job to hear first-hand how Epigeum courses make a positive impact on their working processes.
What does your workspace say about you?
I like to keep my desk very clean and tidy, and I hope that this presents me as an organised person. However, I don’t like to work hungry so it does often look like I am preparing for a food shortage with the amount of snacks I keep on my desk!
What do you do in your free time?
I love to cook but I love to bake even more. I am often in the kitchen experimenting with plant based recipes, much to the delight of friends and family who (mostly) enjoy my creations.
Tell us something we don’t know about you.
I often like to set challenges for myself every year to prove that I am capable of exceeding my own expectations. This year I completed the 100km Oxfam Trailwalker Melbourne as part of a team of four. I am proud of myself that I was able to complete it, but I don’t think my feet will ever forgive me for what I put them through!
To find out more about Epigeum’s work with universities and colleges, or to arrange a consultation, please get in touch with us.