She is the author, along with Paul Maher Jr., of the book Burning Furiously Beautiful: The True Story of Jack Kerouac’s “On the Road.” She also wrote the introduction to the reissue of the travel classic A Lady’s Life in the Rocky Mountains by Isabella Bird and contributed to Benet’s Reader’s Encyclopedia. Her personal essays and journalism on visual arts, literature, endangered languages, and Greece and Sweden have appeared in such publications as BOMBlog, Brooklyn Rail, Gothamist, The Literary Traveler, and The Millions as well as mentioned by The New Yorker (Page-Turner), The Paris Review (On the Shelf), The Huffington Post, as well as other media outlets. For more than a decade she has edited books for a publishing house. She is also the visual arts editor for Burnside Writers Collective, where she writes a column about church architecture called Church Hopping and offers live tours. She has taught writing classes in New York and Michigan and written curriculum for authors. She has given readings at the Bowery Poetry Club, Cornelia Street Café, The Sidewalk Café, and other establishments.
Nikolopoulos earned her MFA in Creative Nonfiction at The New School (New York, NY), where she received a merit scholarship. Poets & Writers ranked The New School the number 1 Creative Nonfiction MFA in New York and number 3 in the entire country. Jack Kerouac studied at The New School, and Nikolopoulos had the opportunity to learn about the writers associated with the Beat Generation through classes with Joyce Johnson and Hettie Jones.
She received a BA in English, with a minor in studio art, from Scripps College (Claremont, CA). There, she was selected for the Junior Fellows Scholar at the Scripps College Humanities Institute, where she studied the Ancient World. She was featured in Who’s Who in American Universities and Colleges.
Stephanie went on to receive a Certificate in Editing from New York University (New York, NY), where she took coursework in copyediting, developmental editing, proofreading, and scientific/technical/medical editing.
She also has a Certificate in European Architecture and Art History, which she received from the University of Salzburg (Salzburg, Austria).