Shannon got a degree in women’s studies and psychology through Washington State University. After graduation, she found a position at a mental health research center. Shannon enjoyed the work thoroughly, and when looking to further her career, she applied for a position at Seattle Children’s Research Institute to become a Clinical Research Associate.
The first item on Shannon’s to-do list every morning is checking her email to answer questions from clinical trials sites. It’s her team’s job to make sure that protocols are being followed, so she also visits sites in person. Shannon hopes that one day her team can say their research helped find a cure for cystic fibrosis.