Shannon was born and raised in Florida, residing most of her life near Tampa, where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Geography in 2015 from the University of South Florida. Her interests in development began with her undergraduate courses, and two in particular (Globalization and Regional Geography of Africa) led her to pursue a graduate degree in Development Practice. This interest in development grew further while she was working as a youth development professional with at-risk youth at the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Although unsure of which direction her degree in development will take her, her interests lie somewhere within global health, nutrition, sanitation or disaster management and she is excited to see where the MDP program will lead her.
University of South Florida