Shannon is currently a second-year student pursuing her Ph.D. in Public Affairs with a research focus in educational policy and public sector leadership in the Department of Public Policy and Administration at Florida International University (FIU). In 2011, she received her Master of Business Administration in Human Resource Management and in 2008 a Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business from FIU.
In addition to pursuing her Ph.D., Shannon works full-time at FIU as the Assistant Director for the Center for Leadership. In this role, she provides strategic management of key areas for The Center, including programs and events, marketing and outreach, new media, and program recruitment. She is also responsible for the development and management of initiatives geared towards the continuous advancement and growth of The Center.
Shannon has a background in coordinating and developing training programs, project management, and human resources. She has worked for the federal government and in private sector industries including law, training and education, and government consulting.