Stacey transferred to Mason from University of Missouri to complete her B.A. in English from George Mason University in 1988. After several years of travel overseas, two summers traveling the U.S. and working as a sub-contractor for several regional companies she returned to Mason as an employee in October 1996. She currently serves as the Undergraduate Program Coordinator. During her tenure, she served as Chair, Mason Military Outreach (2006-2008); Staff Liaison, Security Facilitation Action Work Group (2006-2007); member, Mason Awards Committee (2000-2006) and continues her membership in the Quality of Work Life Task Force where she has served since 2000. She co-founded the Staff Senate in 1998 and served for four years as Staff Senate chair from 2002-2006 and was re-elected in 2011 and served through June 2014. In September 2012, she was elected to serve on the Virginia Governmental Employees Association board of directors and continues to serve.
She is a certified Virginia Master Naturalist through the Fairfax chapter, a member of the Virginia Association for Parks executive board. Annually in the summer, she participates in the Virginia Bird Breeding Atlas II survey, USGS North American Bird Breeding Survey and Frogwatch. She is an avid hiker and photographer.