Shannon is the newest member of the Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter Executive Committee and is a full time employee of Amigos Bravos. As Projects and Foundations Coordinator, she is responsible for researching, writing, submitting, and tracking proposals and reports regarding grants from foundations, government agencies, and other contractual funders. She is also responsible for any project related work delegated to her by the ED or Projects Director. Her current projects include water sampling, river otter monitoring, and outreach/educational events.
She completed her Master’s in Biology at Missouri State University in May, 2012 and wrote her thesis on the effects of wind turbine caused mortality on the future of the federally endangered Indiana bat. In her free time, Shannon enjoys spending time with her family, going hiking with her dogs, listening to live music, and reading fantasy novels.