Shelby was born and raised in Bloomington, Illinois. She received her B.A. in Marketing from Illinois State University, with a minor in Anthropology. As an undergraduate, she studied abroad in Waterford, Ireland, where she discovered her passion for the field of international education. Shelby completed her Master’s in International Relations at the University of Edinburgh, where she also worked with the international office and helped welcome new international students to Scotland.
To pass time outside of work, she enjoys running, rock climbing, hiking, traveling, and reading. Her favorite series of all time is Harry Potter!