Shannon graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art from the University of Hawaii at Hilo. While at UHH Shannon was a Studio Technician for both the UHH Art Department Print Studio and the Hawaii Community College Art Department Ceramics Studio. She received a tuition award and was honored with a Dean’s Exhibition Series in the Dean’s Offices of the College of Arts and Sciences at UHH.
Shannon has exhibited work in local and international exhibitions. Her work was shown in a 2004 traveling exhibition and her prints are included in Public Collections at the Amity Foundation in Woodbury, Connecticut and the China Academy of Art, Hanzhou, China.