Hi! My name is Shannon Finney and I am from Vienna, VA. I am currently a graduate student in Elon’s Masters of Arts in Higher Education. In addition to my role as a student, I work as the Graduate Apprentice in Elon’s Gender & LGBTQIA Center.

I am graduate of the University of Mary Washington where I received a bachelor’s degree in English. During my time at Mary Washington, I held various leadership positions including being the President of the Class of 2018, Executive Board President of Class Council, Orientation Leader and Peer Mentor. My interest in higher education stems from my involvement in leadership and peer mentoring where I saw the opportunity to see the impact of campus resources and support can have on a student. My goal while at Elon is to “be involved in making sure as many students feel like they are at home as possible.”

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