Shannon is originally from Falmouth, MA. She moved to Boston for college and lived in the North End, where she remained for over eight years while she attended Suffolk University and New England School of Law.
Shannon has interned at the Massachusetts Appeals Court and a civil litigation firm in downtown Boston. Upon graduating law school, Shannon spent two years working for the state legislature, where she served as the Deputy Counsel for the Massachusetts Joint Committee on the Judiciary. As counsel, Shannon worked on several pieces of legislation, including juvenile life without parole, abortion buffer zones, medical marijuana and an Act relative to domestic violence.
Shannon joined the Boston District office in September of 2014, where she represents clients as an attorney on the Public Defender Unit.