Shannon is a program coordinator for the Project on Prosperity and Development (PPD) and Project on U.S. Leadership in Development (USLD) at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), where she coordinates events and supports the projects’ research agenda. Prior to becoming a program coordinator in June 2019, she was an intern at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the Center for American Progress. Her research interests include human rights, gender equality, security policy, and education in lower-to-middle income countries. She holds a bachelor’s degree in international affairs from the George Washington University.