Shelbi joins the DSPolitical team fresh off her service as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Sichuan, China. There she taught English and managed intercultural competency and exchange programs for her community. Prior to serving in China Shelbi worked as lead marketing coordinator at a real estate agency in Minnesota, where she also attended and graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato with a dual degree in Marketing and Communication Studies. During her time at university she also studied abroad in Scotland and South Korea, and published an undergraduate thesis titled, “Somebody Has to Pay Rent: The Critical Autoethnography of a Low Income Student”
Outside of work Shelbi loves the arts, reading the latest political news (of course!), cooking, and traveling. Her favorite place in the world is sitting over the warm grill of her favorite Korean BBQ joint in Seoul, South Korea.