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Shannon is a Program Coordinator for International Student & Scholar Services at The University of Texas at Austin, working primarily with International Faculty & Scholars on employment visas. She has been in the field of International Education and with UT Austin since 2001, beginning her career as an International Student Advisor for 8 years during which her responsibilities included training of new and continuing advisors, developing policies and procedures, and ensuring SEVIS compliance. Originally from Illinois, she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Spanish Language & Literature with a Minor in English as an International Language at the University of Illinois – Urbana, Champaign. She studied abroad in Quito, Ecuador, during her undergraduate degree and has also traveled in Central & South America. Shannon has been a member of NAFSA: Association of International Education since beginning in the field, is a NAFSA Academy graduate, and has co-presented and moderated sessions and workshops at NAFSA Conferences. On the UT campus, she has also served on the Student Affairs Staff Development Committee and the Executive Committee of the Pride & Equity Faculty Staff Association.