Shea is a junior at Reed College in Portland Oregon, where she studies comparative literature, politics, photography, and French. She writes for the student newspaper, The Quest, covering events on campus. While studying abroad in Paris, Shea observed firsthand the humanitarian crisis unfolding across Europe when her college was transformed into a refugee living center. In Portland, she volunteers teaching English to immigrants and refugees at a nonprofit organization and runs an after-school art history program for children at an underserved elementary school. After graduating, she hopes to pursue a career in justice-oriented journalism. When she is not reading, writing, or volunteering, Shea is most likely walking through a garden, collaging, or spending time with loved ones.