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 2018 and was re-elected to serve another two-year term in 2021 and retired from the Senate in 2023. She has served 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 currently serves as a member of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences Inclusive Excellence Advisory Council.
She is a certified Virginia Master Naturalists (Fairfax Chapter), nature photographer, and has served as a Nature Conservancy preserve steward for both Voorhees and Fraser Preserves in Virginia, surveyor for the Virginia Bird Breeding Atlas 2. She is concluding a 2-year position as chair of the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia Creation Care Committee, a ministry dedicated to helping the Diocese bring its parishes and institutions to carbon neutrality by 2030. She continues to monitor Eastern Bluebird nest box trails statewide, conduct bird surveys as part of the Sanctuary meditation trail at St. Peter's in the Woods Episcopal Church in Fairfax Station Virginia (an Audubon sanctuary).