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), Human Resources Workplace Coach (2010-2014) and continues her membership in the Faculty and Staff Experience Committee (formerly 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 was re-elected in 2011 and served again from June 2014 to July 2020, as well as serving on over 30 faculty, staff and administration search committees. She served as a Virginia Governmental Employees Association board member from September 2012 - August 2019.
She is a certified Virginia Master Naturalist through the Fairfax chapter, served as a member of the Virginia Association for Parks executive board in 2017. She has participated in the Virginia Bird Breeding Atlas II survey, Frogwatch, Bluebird nest box monitoring projects around the state. Among her other spare time commitments is representing her church St. Peter's in the Woods (an Audubon Sanctuary) serving as chair of the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia Creation Care Task Force dedicated to address climate change through education, action and service.