Medical School: University of Arizona
Graduate: M.S. Cellular and Molecular medicine, University of Arizona
Undergraduate: Duke University
Shannon is a member of the Navajo Nation and grew up on a reservation in Chinle, Arizona. Growing up in an underserved area gave her an appreciation for healthcare disparities and a commitment to serving as a leader for the underserved and in her words, she is “motivated to put a spotlight on Native American dermatology”. Shannon graduated from Duke University with a degree in Psychology and initially worked as a psychology assistant before becoming a veterinary technician. She later worked as a coordinator for the Diabetes Care program serving the Gila River Indian community. As a medical student, she was able to work as a clinical research fellow for a year with the University of Pennsylvania, studying the patient perceptions of postsurgical scars. Shannon enjoys national parks and hiking, reading, and cooking. After completion of her preliminary year at UNC, she will join the Dermatology residency program at UCSF.