Shawn Lorenzo Benaine (Lolo) is originally from Kingston, Jamaica, though he has lived in Miami, Florida for most of his life. He graduated from FIU with a BS in Mass Communications in 2004 and a MS in Public Administration in 2006. Shawn spent 10 years in elementary education and did some research during the last two years with the school system in Miami. He is interested in doing research in the area of performance information in the education sector. His hobbies include photography and videography, website development, primarily within the Caribbean culture, and reading the news and engaging in discussion about current events.