Shannon grew up outside of Toronto, Canada before studying Neuroscience and Psychology at the University of Guelph and later her Master’s in Developmental Psychology and Education at the University of Toronto (OISE). She has had multiple roles within higher education including Peer Helper Supervisor, Learning Specialist, and Academic Advisor. In 2016, Shannon traveled to Tanzania with a group of students to bring solar-powered educational tablets to rural schools and climbed Mount Kilimanjaro with her team.
Currently, she is an Educational Developer, Instructor and Coordinator of the Supplemental Learning Program at St. George’s University in Grenada. She believes in an active, experiential approach to learning is vital for students and faculty to create positive learning experiences. While living in the Caribbean Shannon has discovered a love of the ocean, yoga, and leatherback turtles. Shannon is fascinated by all things related to teaching, learning and traveling, and is excited to take part in a living, learning community with Semester at Sea.