As SCORE’s director of postsecondary program engagement, Shawn draws on experience in higher education recruitment, retention, advising, and student success to improve student outcomes and close equity gaps at postsecondary institutions across the state. Before joining SCORE in 2021, Shawn was the associate director of K-12 and community partnerships at Southwest Tennessee Community College in Memphis. Shawn earned a bachelor of arts degree in communications from Middle Tennessee State University and a doctorate in education from Trevecca Nazarene University.