Shannon Morrison

UCSD IR/PS
Class of 2014

Finishing her graduate degree at UCSD, Shannon focused her studies in international economics. During her two years at IR/PS, she also served as a volunteer consultant on Baja Project, a student-run group working on development projects in El Barril, Mexico.

After her first year at IR/PS, she interned for the summer with State Department’s Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs in Washington, DC, where she worked on the portfolio for Multilateral Development Bank loans to Latin America and the Caribbean and wrote a briefing paper on Brazil’s economic development and poverty reduction.

As an undergraduate at UC Santa Barbara, Shannon spent a quarter as research intern with the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean in Washington, DC. She worked on reports analyzing both current trade trends and corporate social responsibility. Following her undergraduate studies, Shannon served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Suriname working on community economic development projects.

Shannon was born and raised in Southern California. She speaks Saramaccan, a Portuguese-based Creole, and Spanish.