Steph is seen as being somewhat on the 'geeky' side with an appreciation for theatrics and movies. She enjoys tabletop games, which she plays with her friend Mikey North.
In her first appearance in Episode 1: Awake, Steph is seen wearing a casual red Arcadia T-shirt with white stripes on the sleeves, a white beanie with a yellow and orange flame sewn onto it, a necklace with the symbol of a dragon on it, and jeans.
The following is what Chloe Price wrote about Steph in her journal:
I can never decide if Steph is the coolest or nerdiest person in all of Blackwell. Maybe both? She's definitely queen of the indoor kids, with all their weird roleplaying games and sci-fi shit.
I guess her dad is a video editor. She makes some sweet cash by selling bootleg DVDs. Don't knock the hustle. And I'm pretty sure Steph does all the backstage technical work for the school plays, which checks out. Another thing about Steph: she's into girls, and she doesn't give a shit what anyone else thinks about it.
On the outdoor benches of Blackwell Academy in the morning, Steph meets up with Chloe Price asking for a copy of a Blade Runner: Director's Cut DVD which she gives free of charge, "glad someone appreciates the classics". She then asks Chloe whether she knows if Rachel Amber is a gamer and whether Chloe's outing with the girl was a "friend thing" or not, hinting to her crush on Rachel. She asks Chloe to join her and Mikey North tabletop game session resembling Dungeons and Dragons.
According to Chloe's journal, Steph is a lesbian, as she has a picture of her next to an arrow that says "has kissed girls". Chloe also writes, "Another thing about Steph; she's into girls and she doesn't give a shit what anyone else thinks about it".
- Mikey North - The two are best friends, both taking a mutual interest in roleplaying games and filmography.
- Chloe Price - Chloe is interested in Steph's Blade Runner: Director's Cut DVD. Expecting to pay $5, Steph instead lets Chloe borrow the DVD free of charge, glad that she "appreciates the classics". When in the Blackwell courtyard, depending on the player's choices, Chloe can join in with Steph's tabletop game.
- Rachel Amber - As said by Mikey, Steph has a crush on Rachel. Steph quickly asks Chloe if she knows if "Rachel is a gamer" after finding out the two were hanging out the previous night.
- Drew North - At the very end of Episode 1, the two can be seen talking.
Before the Storm Characters
|Chloe Price · Rachel Amber · David Madsen · Maxine Caulfield|
|Arcadia Bay Citizens|
|Joyce Price · Frank Bowers|
|Blackwell Academy Students|
|Brooke Scott · Dana Ward · Drew North · Eliot Hampden · Evan Harris · Hayden Jones · Justin Williams · Logan Robertson · Mikey North · Nathan Prescott · Samantha Myers · Stella Hill · Steph Gingrich · Victoria Chase · Taylor Christensen · Trevor Yard · Zachary Riggins|
|Blackwell Academy Staff|
|Travis Keaton · Skip Matthews · Michelle Grant · Raymond Wells · Samuel Taylor|
|James Amber · Rose Amber|
|Ruth · Damon Merrick · "Stan Stanwick" · T-Shirt Vendor · Helen Christensen · Picnic Couple · Caleb|