Shannon’s bi-cultural upbringing fostered a curiosity about different cultures and ways of living at a young age. This led her to spend four years traveling the world where she discovered her passion for Latin America. She lived and worked in Colombia, Mexico and Costa Rica for two years. Shannon’s professional background is in project coordination and programme development. She has led peacebuilding and education projects with a focus on student empowerment.
Now living in New Zealand, she feels closely tied to the LatAm CAPE’s mission of bringing New Zealand closer to Latin America and welcomes the opportunity to connect Kiwis with a region she is so passionate about.
Shannon speaks Spanish and Mandarin.