Senior Investment Associate
Shannon is a member of the lending team and works to underwrite credit for high performing charter schools.
A Florida native, Shannon started her professional career in public policy, working for the governor of California while earning her BS in Public Policy, Planning, and Development from the University of Southern California. After studying the effects of policy on education inequity and volunteering in a low-performing school in South Los Angeles, Shannon joined Teach for America (TFA) after graduating in 2010. As a teacher, Shannon taught math in a Title 1 high school in Jacksonville, FL, where she helped lead the development of curriculum and instructional best practices for the Geometry, Algebra, and Algebra II cohorts.
After three years in the classroom, Shannon went on to earn her MBA from the University of Florida’s Hough Graduate School of Business, where she specialized in Finance and Global Business. After business school, Shannon spent four years as a commercial banker with Wells Fargo in Greenville, SC, where she worked on a broad range of lending, working in a variety of industries including investor real estate, manufacturing and distribution, retail operators, and consumer finance.