Stephanie Buxhoeveden, MSCN, MSN, FNP-BC, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) at the age of 25. She was in graduate school and working as a neurosurgical ICU nurse at the time, and shortly after her diagnosis she realized she could use her experiences as a patient to have a positive impact on the MS community. She now works as a nurse practitioner and specializes in the care of people living with MS and other complex neurological conditions.

Buxhoeveden also writes for several publications and is involved with organizations including iConquerMS, the National MS Society, and Can Do MS. As an MS activist and District Activist Leader, she works tirelessly to increase MS awareness, lobby for research funding, and advocate for important legislation at the State and national levels. She earned her certification as an MS Certified Nurse and graduated summa cum laude with her master’s degree in the science of nursing from Rutgers University.