Shannon loves virgin piña coladas and getting caught in the rain. The Chicago native has a passion for human rights and social action working with organizations such as Headstart, American Red Cross, Special Olympics, D.A.R.E America, and American Cancer Society. She recently graduated from Brigham Young University-Idaho in Teacher Education. She is enthusiastic about utilizing the power of education as a catalyst for change. When not in the classroom, Shannon loves cooking, running, photography, and teaching yoga.