Professor Stamper was raised just outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A graduate of the Schreyer Honors College at the Pennsylvania State University, she earned a bachelor of science in finance with highest distinction and a bachelor of arts in international politics with high distinction in 2009. She then attended Harvard Law School, where she graduated with a juris doctor cum laude in 2012. She is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Since 2013, Professor Stamper has been on active duty in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps of the U.S. Navy. She has served as a command services attorney in Naples, Italy, the Deputy Staff Judge Advocate for a Naval Special Warfare Group, an instructor in the National Security Law Department at the Naval Justice School, and a Department Head in the National Security Law Division at the Office of the Judge Advocate General of the Navy. Additionally, Professor Stamper completed a deployment to Iraq in 2017 as part of OPERATION INHERENT RESOLVE. She was awarded the 2017 Major General Garrison Award for Excellence, which United States Special Operations Command presents to the attorney who best supported Special Operations Forces over the course of the year.

In 2020, Professor Stamper earned a master of arts in defense and strategic studies with highest distinction from the Naval War College. She was the Fleet Seminar Program Honor Graduate and received the McGinnis Family Award for Excellence in Fleet Seminar Education. Then in 2021, she graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law with a master of laws focused in national security law. Professor Stamper published an article entitled “Life, Liberty, and Property: Assessing Whether States Can Use Force to Defend Unmanned Systems Under the Jus ad Bellum” in Volume 67 of the Naval Law Review and was a contributor to the “Contemporary Practice of the United States Relating to International Law” section in Volume 115:1-3 of the American Journal of International Law.

The positions and opinions expressed by Professor Stamper are hers alone and do not necessarily represent the views of the U.S. Government, the U.S. Department of Defense, or the U.S. Navy.