Before joining LightSail, Shawn managed assessments and special education programming at a charter school in Brooklyn for two years. Previously, Shawn designed and led service learning trips for Youth Service Opportunities Project, a nonprofit organization in Washington, DC. Students from middle school through college participated in the trips, which focused on homelessness and hunger. Shawn holds a BA in Psychology from Bates College.
Shawn has spent hours in line awaiting the midnight book release for more than one of the books in the Harry Potter series.