Shannon joined Motu in March 2021, after completing a Master of Economics at the University of Otago. For her thesis, Shannon assessed the effects of personality traits on academic performance. Before this, she completed a Bachelor’s degree in politics, philosophy, and economics. During her time at university, Shannon was a research assistant in the Department of Economics.
At Motu, Shannon works on a diverse range of topics. Currently, she is working on a project which is part of Te Pūnaha Matatini’s portfolio with Izi Sin investigating the drivers and consequences of parental leave decisions for fathers.
In her spare time, Shannon enjoys reading, movies, and exploring the outdoors.