Shanna graduated from Smith College in 1995 with a double major in Spanish Language and Latin American Studies. She graduated from Seton Hall University School of Law in 2001, after spending 3 years as a corporate paralegal at Davis, Polk & Wardwell in New York City. Shanna spent her law school summers working in the Family Court as a Judge’s intern, and as a Rule 9 for the Department of Children, Youth and Families.
A native Rhode Islander, Shanna returned home to clerk for Rhode Island Supreme Court Justice Maureen McKenna Goldberg from 2001 to 2002. After 3 years in private practice doing investment related arbitration and litigation, Shanna joined Rhode Island Legal Services in 2006, realizing her dream of working in the Family Court on the DCYF calendar. Shanna has worked on the Family Preservation Project since her start at RILS and continues to love it.