Shannon Smith

Ascend Grant Graduate Assistant

Shannon graduated from Xavier University of Louisiana in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Currently, she is a student at the Brown School of Social Work pursuing her MSW degree with a concentration in Social and Economic Development. Shannon is passionate about diversity in higher education, community development, supporting women and minority small business owners, and advocating for economic development initiatives in low income neighborhoods.

In her free time, she likes trying new restaurants, listening to music, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.