Shannon joined the Stand for Children team in September 2016. A native Arizonan, Shannon received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from Arizona State University and moved to Illinois in 2015 to pursue her master’s in English at Northwestern University. She began her career at Donate Life Arizona, crafting educational and inspirational content about the generosity of organ donation. Her professional background includes nonprofit marketing and communications, event planning, and copy editing.
Shannon believes that the journey to success and fulfilment in life begins with education. In her role at Stand, she works to bring the incredible stories of parents, teachers, and community members to the forefront of Stand’s messaging, showing their important impact on the education system and inspiring others to stand up for quality education for all children.