?Shannon grew up in Kansas City, Kansas, and Burlingame, Kansas. She graduated from Kansas State University in 2000 with a B.S. in family studies and human services. Upon completion of her degree, Shannon started with K-State Research & Extension, Leavenworth County, as the family nutrition program assistant. In 2008, she returned to school and received her master's degree in human development and family studies from the University of Missouri. She is excited to be working for Extension's programming once again.