At a young age, Shannon found that the foundation of her life was a powerful devotion to pursuing knowledge. Shannon graduated from Southern Maine Community College in May 2012 and received her Associates in Arts in Liberal Studies with an Art Concentration and a Certificate in Welding. After, she went on to receive her Bachelors of Fine Art in Sculpture from Maine College of Art in May 2014.

She currently is continuing her practice while working as the Studio Technician for the Sculpture Department at Maine College of Art. In addition, an adjunct faculty member and the Program Coordinator of Metal Arts at Southern Maine Community College.