Stephanne Rupnicki is a recognized member of the Kickapoo Tribe of Kansas. She graduated from an all Native American High School (Kickapoo Nation) as Salutatorian and went on to graduate with honors (Phi Theta Kappa) from Highland Community College (H.C.C.) with her Asociates of Arts in Fine Arts. Later she pursued a degree at Washburn University for Fine Arts. Married to John Rupnicki Jr, which is an enrolled member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi tribe in Kansas, they have 5 sons and a daughter. She works as the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nations first ever Breastfeeding Peer Counselor and is based out of their Health Clinic. Stephanne Rupnicki is a Co-Founder and Leader of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation Breastfeeding Coalition and an active member of the Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition (KBC) (PBPNBC). She is also a Tribal Trailblazer awardee through the U. S. Breastfeeding Committee (USBC). She has a passion for breastfeeding support and advocacy which lead her to where she is today. She believes that having support leads to a successful breastfeeding journey.