Class of 2014
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.