Born and raised in New Jersey, Shanelle comes from a Jamaican household, headed by a single mother. She graduated as a first generation student with a B.A. in government and Study of Women and Gender (SWAG). She was inducted into the Pi Sigma Alpha National Honor Society and will attend Rutgers Law School in the fall. Shanelle served as part of the Black Student Alliance, the Bridge Program, Smith Christian Fellowship, Blackappella, House Council, and Student Government. (Shanelle smiles for a graduation picture.)

She was also a L.E.D. scholar and a member of the Campus Safety Advisory Group - all while working at the CRSL for three years. She was one of the catalysts for CRSL's Black Spirituality Conference in 2019 and served as our student newsletter editor throughout her internship. "What I’ll miss most about the CRSL is the staff and their consistent support and cool vibes." Her take away from the CRSL is "to live life whole." We will miss Shanelle’s laughter and positive spirit.

It will be a long five years but we will look forward to seeing Shanelle and Maeve when they come back for reunion!