Shannon is a Chicago native who recently completed her Masters degree in Clinical Professional Counseling and is preparing to sit for the National Counselors Exam to obtain her license in the state of Illinois. As a child, it was obvious she would end up in a helping field. She would frequently bring home stray or injured animals, (despite her parent’s protests) determined to nurse them back to health until they could be set free or placed in good homes. In Grammar school, Shannon even volunteered her time during recess to help out in the special education classrooms. Besides working as an administrative assistant with SilverFern, Shannon works as an Applied Behavioral Analyst Therapist, working specifically with children who have Autism. She loves to explore the city in her spare time feeling there is always something to discover and a new adventure to dive into.