Shannon is a Senior Consultant for UPD and the Scholarly Instruction Librarian at Kenyon College. Her focus on critical pedagogy, inclusion, and anti-racism are what lead her to creative innovations in undergraduate and adult learning. She relies on social constructivist theory and heavily opposes deficit models in order to create engaging and empowering educational experiences. As a lifelong advocate for libraries, she serves on a variety of library boards at both the state and national level. In her former life, Shannon played the cello in a national symphony in Bolivia where she also taught English and Music Theory.

Shannon holds a Master in Library and Information Science, a Bachelor of Arts in English, and an Executive Certificate in Business Communication from the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.