Shelby joined Verdis Group in June 2021. She 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.
Shelby uses her knack for storytelling to amplify Verdis’ expertise and influence in sustainability projects across the country. She also leads efforts to engage clients and communities in that work through social media, newsletters, and other creative channels.
She developed a deep interest in environmental justice while researching public health in areas polluted by industrial contamination, and while covering energy policy from Capitol Hill. She previously wrote for publications including USA Today, the Des Moines Register, and the Omaha World-Herald.
Her Gallup Strengths are Learner, Empathy, Context, Relator, and Developer.