As the Producer/Communications Analyst, Shannon supports the Public School Forum’s weekly show, Education Matters as well as other video/communication needs. Prior to joining the Public School Forum, Shannon produced Education Matters at WRAL while earning a B.A. in International Studies/Relations and Middle Eastern Studies at North Carolina State University. While studying abroad in the United Arab Emirates and Morocco, Shannon taught outdoor skills to girls who typically wouldn’t have the opportunity to learn outside and worked to rebuild schools for minority students in rural regions. Shannon is passionate about education policy and always wanted to produce shows centered around building communities up through education and working towards equitable opportunities for children.