Shanna leads a team that plans and executes programming to advance national conservation and climate goals while serving Latino communities.
Shanna is a longtime conservation advocate and promoter of environmental justice in the U.S. and abroad. She comes to Hispanic Access Foundation from an extensive professional background including working in sustainable development at the World Bank and Global Environment Facility, climate policy at the nonprofit Climate Interactive, civil service with local government, and managing her own photography business. Prior to that, while pursuing her education, Shanna worked in Peru to protect forests in the Amazon, researched and published on civil rights in Mexico, and supported city sustainability in Baltimore. She earned her M.A. in Latin American studies and international economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and B.A. in international studies from Johns Hopkins University. Shanna resides in Baltimore, Maryland with her partner and dog.