Hailing from Hawaii, Shannon has taken a somewhat circuitous route to her current software engineering role. After graduating from high school, she left the islands and headed to Cornell University. While studying for her Theatre Arts degree, she would take math classes “for fun.”
After completing her undergraduate studies, she quickly realized she missed analytical thinking and enrolled at the Unversity of Washington to complete her prerequisites for Cornell’s Master of Engineering program. In 2012, Shannon received her Master of Engineering, Operations Research degree and moved to Princeton, New Jersey. In Princeton, she started working for Princeton Consultants as a developer for a variety web applications for key clients in the transportation and education fields. By 2016, she was ready to return to the West coast and moved to the Rose City. Her first job in Portland was as a full stack developer for SellerEngine Software. In this role, she worked on a small, agile team and maintained one of the company’s flagship products – Sellery, an inventory management and automatic web application used by Amazon marketplace sellers.
Outside of work, Shannon has become a passionate runner. She has completed a number of half marathons as she preps for her first full marathon.