Shannon is a recent graduate from Duke University, and is preparing to start her career as a high school English teacher. When she isn't reading, writing, or working to support public education, she likes to spend time outdoors, as she often did throughout college by working as a staff member for Project WILD, a backpacking organization at Duke. She's an avid supporter of experiential education, so loves to seek out new experiences and see what they have to teach her. Having grown up surrounded by pets, Shannon has sorely missed being around animals while away at school. Whenever she has the chance, she visits her hometown of Pinehurst, NC - partially to see family, but mostly to play with her three dogs, Shiner, Moe, and Griffin. She's thrilled at the opportunity to meet your pets, and hopes to extend them the same care she would to her own.