Before she changes the world, Shannon thought she should introduce herself to it; ALL of it. She grew up in a small, rural town (Groveland, where her high school class had 30 students), then moved to an historic, vital metropolis, (London, where her high-rise floor had 30 tenants). She attended a liberal, public University on the west coast, (UC Santa Cruz) and is now working on her Masters in Social Work at a private, Catholic school back east, (Boston College). She enjoys her summers in the mindboggling solitude of Utah's river canyons and spends her winters in the high-energy density of Boston's Cleveland Circle. That pretty much takes care of the introductions. Watch out world.