Head of Education Practice
Shelley is obsessed with education; she believes that increasing the percentage of young people earning college degrees is a solution to many of the major issues plaguing our country today. Combining her 20 years in high-tech marketing with her role as Head of Education Practice at Graybird, Shelley is elated to lead projects for community based organizations working hard to get more students to and through college.
Since 2006, Shelley has been deeply involved in education nonprofits. She manages the volunteer college advising program at Foundation for a College Education where she also works directly with students. Shelley serves on the board of Mid-Peninsula High School, a CAIS school in Menlo Park. Prior to joining Graybird Foundation, Shelley served eight years as the Director of Admission at Trinity School, an independent elementary institution.
Shelley holds a BA in Communications from CSU Fullerton, and a certificate in College Admissions Counseling from UC Berkeley. When she is not touring college campuses, Shelley enjoys hiking, cooking, and dinners on the patio with her husband and four sons.
I can’t function without
The goofiness of my kids and husband
The travel adventure on my bucket list is
Hiking Mt. Kilimanjaro
I’ve always wanted to be
My hidden talent is
Cooking a pretty good meal in anybody’s kitchen with whatever I can find in the fridge and pantry
A nerdy thing I love to do
Read statistics about college admissions
Stand By Me/Operating Instructions/Driving Miss Daisy/Elton John
As a kid I
was never in trouble because I never got caught!
My favorite spot in the Bay Area is
Wunderlich Park Trails
Favorite part of my job
Working with people I admire