Deputy Director of Campaigns/Interim Development Director
As Deputy Director of Campaigns, Shannon coordinates TransForm's advocacy and communications efforts to win policy changes and build a movement for sustainable and fair transportation choices in the Bay Area and California. As Interim Development Director since March 2018, Shannon is spending more of her time increasing financial support for this work.
Shannon previously served as Communications Director, overseeing online and print communications, media relations, and branding and messaging. She originally joined TransForm staff in 2009 to coordinate the Transportation For America campaign's partner organizations in northern California, including TransForm.
Shannon has worked to effect social change in California for over 15 years, on issues ranging from forest protection to economic democracy. She has served in advocacy, communications, development, and management roles at various organizations throughout the state.
Shannon enjoys her bike commute from north Oakland to TransForm's downtown office. She participates in people-powered transportation on land and sea as a hiker, cyclist, swimmer, and rower; she also serves as the Treasurer of the Board of Bay Area Kinderstube, a non-profit German language preschool. Shannon holds a B.A. from Harvard University and an M.S. in Environmental Education from Lesley University.