Shelby (she/her) uses her storytelling skills to amplify Verdis Group’s expertise and influence in climate action projects across the country.
She leads communications and marketing efforts that engage people in our work through creative channels including social media, blogs, case studies, and other outlets. She also develops project proposals and contributes editing and design to a range of client materials.
Shelby holds a Master’s Degree in social justice and investigative journalism from Northwestern University and a Bachelor’s Degree in journalism from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She developed a deep interest in environmental justice throughout her thesis research on public health in neighborhoods polluted by industrial contamination, and while covering state and federal energy policy from Capitol Hill. She previously worked for publications including USA Today, Fast Company, the Des Moines Register, and the Omaha World-Herald.
Her Gallup Strengths are Learner, Empathy, Context, Relator, and Developer.