About

Shannon

Shannon is a technical program manager at Scale AI, a startup with the mission of accelerating the development of AI applications. She's a recent graduate from the University of California, Berkeley, where she studied Data Science (with a focus on digital humanities and data ethics) and Global Development (with a focus on China). The intersection of technology and policy is a rich and dense area of exploration. During college, Shannon volunteered as a Bluebonnet data fellow, helping political campaigns organize their data during the 2020 election, and as a NASA Datanaut, using NASA's opensource data to make cool visualizations and generate insights. She published a report with Professor Clair Brown detailing the financial risk of fossil fuel investment for California's public pension fund, and she's collaborated with the Cal Policy Lab on a report regarding policy to reduce recidivism and repeat hospitalizations in Californian counties. When she's not mulling over these intellectual pursuits, you can find her falling off her surfboard, drinking lots of Philz coffee, throwing pots at the wheel, scrolling on her phone next to a pile of interesting books, and consuming spicy hot pot.

Three words to describe me...

adventurous
curious
straightforward

I prefer to teach in a

hands-on

or

,

presenter

,

, or

student-led

, or

style.

How I spend my free time

debate
reading
writing
cooking