Shannon graduated from the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law. During law school, she worked as a research assistant for a professor focusing in legal ethics, a researcher for the Refugee Hub, a Legal Writing Leader for the University of Ottawa’s Legal Writing Academy, and as a caseworker at the University of Ottawa Community Legal Clinic in the Community Legal Education and Outreach Division. Shannon completed legal internships with the Department of Justice (Treasury Board Secretariat) and Global Affairs Canada (Criminal, Security and Diplomatic Law Division). She volunteered with the Refugee Sponsorship Support Program and was a upper-year student mentor in the Women’s Legal Mentorship Program.
Prior to law school, Shannon obtained a Bachelor of Jazz Studies from the University of Manitoba, majoring in saxophone performance. Shannon spent four years working as a professional musician, playing saxophone, flute and singing in various ensembles, teaching private lessons and school clinics, and recording for nearly a dozen albums. In her free time, Shannon continues to play music and enjoys staying active through running, doing yoga and playing soccer.
Shannon summered at the firm in 2018.