Shannon is from Denver, majoring in Biology, with an emphasis in Cell Biology/Pre-medicine and a minor in Chemistry.
Last year Shannon received a grant from the Thornton Undergraduate Research Committee to fund her study on The Effects of Estrogens on Menstrual Related Postural Sway, with her final report set for completion in May. Shannon was the president and a founding member of the Western Pre-Health Science Club. Through the club, Shannon and others have participated in the University of Colorado’s CREATE Health Scholars program, which helps undergraduates accelerate their progress in health careers, while addressing regional and statewide health challenges. Shannon also tutored the freshman Biology Diversity and Patterns of Life class and was a supplemental instructor for the Biology 150 lecture course. She served as secretary for the Chemistry club, as a member of the Tri-Beta Biological Honor Society and in 2014 presented at the Celebration of Scholarship her research, entitled "The Effects of Consumption on Herbicide-Resistant Brassica Rapa on Pieris Rapae Caterpillers." Shannon graduates with a 3.69 GPA and was one of a very few accepted to a one-year, post-baccalaureate program at the University of Colorado Medical School.