As the Assistant Director of Conservation Travel at Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, Illinois, Shannon oversees the mission-driven Shedd Adventures Travel program where she is responsible for the creation and marketing of trips to their affinity audience. Collaborating with operators and the aquarium’s researchers, she creates opportunities for travellers to connect with experts in ecosystems around the world. Shannon has been with the aquarium for over 7 years and prior to her role in travel, she was Brand Marketing Manager. Shannon’s passion for aquatic life and experience as a SCUBA instructor led her to the industry. Inspiring conservation for the aquatic animal world is what keeps her passionate about building a transformational travel program.