Shannon is a native Californian, having grown up in the Los Angeles area. She has a B.A. in Biology (concentration zoology) from Sonoma State and her MLIS from University of North Texas (Greater LA Cohort). She worked as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Senegal, West Africa and an Americorps Volunteer with the Watershed Stewardship Project. Shannon enjoys going out into the community for her work. She oversees the Library Digibus project, bringing connectivity and job skills training to rural areas across the county.