curriculum vitae

850 Page Street, Iowa City, IA 52240 | W: 319-512-2422 M: 319-541-1342 | stephany.hoffelt@goddard.edu

PROFESSIONAL STATEMENT I am an herbal educator and consultant with over fifteen years of experience in the field of health and wellness. My practice of herbal therapeutics is informed by studies in social and ecological medicine as well as feminist based clinical guidelines. Additionally I write botanical medicine related content for magazines, websites, and integrative medicine professionals, and have maintained my own blog for over 16 years.


Goddard College, Plainfield, Vermont

BA Health Arts & Science 2014

Areas of Concentration: Clinical Herbalism, Anthropology: Ecological Medicine

Thesis: “Reviving the Bean Feasa: Building Resilient Communities through Folk Healing”

Eastern Iowa Community College, Davenport
Iowa AS Honors, 2010

Area of Concentration: Biology

AA Honors, 2010

Area of Concentration: Sociology

Capstone Project: Community Organizing practicum which included a semester-long internship at the Broadway Center (NCOJC) in Iowa City.


Herbal Consultant & Educator - (2005– Present)

Staff Writer – Natural Herbal Living Magazine (2014-Present)

Associate Academy Educator – Herbal Academy (Advanced Herbal Medicine Course, Entrepreneur Course)

Learning Facilitator – Kirkwood Community College- (2015- 2017)

Event Manager – Traditions of Western Herbalism Conference (September 2013 –2017)


Herbs for Winter Wellness - Kae's Apothecary - Mount Vernon, IA (November 2019) Infectious Disease and Botanical Interventions- Midwest Herbfest – Culver, Indiana (August 2018)

Biofilms and Herbs- Midwest Herbfest- Culver, Indiana (August 2018)

Basic Herbal Preparation and Self Care – IC CUUPs- Iowa City, IA (December 2018)

Herbal Safety & Preparations - KCC (Iowa City, IA) - (2017)

Keynote Address- Midwest Herbfest - Indiana (August 2017)

Working with Sexual Assault Survivors- Good Medicine Conference - Durango CO (June 2017)

Women as Keepers of Knowledge – Good Medicine Conference – Durango CO (June 2017)

Infectious Disease and Botanical Interventions – Midwest Women’s Herbal Conference (2017)

Herbal Agents and Neurotransmission – Herbal Resurgence – Cloudcroft, NM (September 2016)

Domestic Medicine and its Modern Relevance – American Herbalist Guild Symposium- Granby. CO (October 2015)
Panel Discussion: Cardiac Syncope Case Study -American Herbalist Guild Symposium- Granby. CO (October 2015)

Cardiovascular Health and Herbal Adjuncts-Algonquin, IL (February 2015)

Reviving the Bean Feasa: Traditional Healing in a Modern Context - Herbfolk Gathering (September 2014)

Herbal First Aid- Residency Workshop, Goddard College (August 2014)

Women’s Worts and Works Walk – Midwest Women’s Herbal Conference (June 2014) Herbs in Myth & Folklore - Midwest Women’s Herbal Conference (June 2014) Wellness Gardens: Herbs and Home Remedies - Ely Community Gardens (May 2014) Introduction to Tinctures – Iowa City Herb Day (May 2014)

Working with Low Income Clients – Residency Workshop- Goddard College (March 2014)

Frostbite and Hypothermia Awareness - Occupy Iowa City – College Green Park (November 2011)

Wellness Teach-in - Occupy Iowa City - College Green Park (November 2011)


Portfolio Available on Request


Conflict Management Specialization – University of California – Irvine (2020) Disaster Triage for MCI & Epidemics Training – Pacific EMPRINT (2020)

Emerging Respiratory Viruses, including COVID-19: Methods for Detection, Prevention, Response, & Control - WHO (2020)

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training- CommUnity/Living Works (2019)

Psychological First Aid – John Hopkins (2018) & NCTSN (2019)

Ethical Issues in Research - University of Montana Office of Research Integrity (2013)

Aromatherapy Retailer Safety Training - Aura Cacia Aromatherapy (2010)

Master Gardener - ISU Extension Office (2009)