Originally from Whidbey Island, Washington, Shannon departed for the mainland to attend Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, where she studied Communications and Women’s Studies. From there, she moved to Portland where she served 2-years as an AmeriCorps VISTA member (think domestic Peace Corps) and liked it so much she stayed. Through AmeriCorps, she landed a job at a charter school as an Enrollment Director where her passion for education-based work developed. After working in university recruiting for 3 years, Shannon transitioned to Charter School Capital in May 2017 as an Inside Sales Representative. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends, taking advantage of the awesome comedy-scene in Portland, traveling, volunteering and activism with the Democratic Socialists of America, collecting bones, and hanging out with her partner and their pug dog.