Shelby brings 15 years of fundraising and development experience to Atlas Corps, with a background in political campaigns, nonprofit advocacy, and philanthropy. As an independent fundraiser and campaign management consultant, Shelby spent 10 years on Democratic Congressional, statewide, state, and local races around the country. In 2015, she also served as the Interim Director of Development at FAIR Girls, a Washington, D.C.-based international anti-trafficking organization for girls and young women survivors. Prior to campaigns, Shelby worked in public affairs for Planned Parenthood of South Florida, where she organized youth and community activists to implement action plans that addressed local ordinances, state legislation, and statewide ballot initiatives. Shelby began her nonprofit career as a Program Officer with the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties. There she made program funding recommendations to the Board of Directors and worked with donors to develop specific community-centered giving strategies. A native of Florida, Shelby earned a BA and MA in Anthropology, with a focus on Cultural and Political Anthropology and a certificate in Women’s Studies from Florida Atlantic University. She has volunteered as a mentor at FAIR Girls, on a clean water project in the Bolivian jungle, as an English teacher at a monastery for student monks in Nepal, and as a big sister at the Children’s Home Society in Palm Beach County.