Shannon originally came to RWU to study in the School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation, and says that the community is what really drew her in. Since then, Shannon was involved in everything. From being a member of the University Honors Program and living in the Honors LLC, to being the Chair of the Presidential Ambassadors, a Resident Assistant and competing on both the track & field and equestrian teams, she literally did it all. Shannon was also very involved in the University’s Community Partnerships Program, which allowed her to work with Architecture and Construction Management students to put together a design and cost estimate for a total rehabilitation of Colt Barn. She and her colleagues presented their findings to the Department of Environmental Management, the town of Bristol and Coggeshall Farm—prospective partners in the project. Today, Shannon is pursuing her graduate degree at the University of British Columbia. Shannon is making a difference everywhere she goes.