Shannon is originally from Corpus Christi. She graduated from Texas State University with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. Throughout her studies, she became very interested in working with children with reading disabilities and stayed at Texas State University. She earned her Master's degree in Special Education specializing in Learning Disabilities and Inclusion. Shannon is now a teach in the Austin Independent School District.
When she is not working or being a Mentor, her favorite outdoor activities include camping, running, biking, rock climbing, surfing, hiking and swimming. Shannon is also the Coach for the after school running program, Girls on the Run, and is a member of the Sierra Club and Children in Nature Collaborative of Austin.