Shelby joined the Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute in August 2017 as a student technician and currently serves as a Project Coordinator I. As a part of the engagement team, her work focuses on managing and expanding the Institute’s distance education program for Texas A&M students and land stewards. She also supports the Wild Pig Outreach Program and Reversing the Quail Decline Initiative through social media, blog writing and participating in outreach events. As a master’s student Shelby was part of the Biodiversity Assessment & Monitoring Lab under Dr. Thomas Lacher in the Texas A&M WFSC Department where her research interests included conservation biology, threatened and endangered species, and natural resource policy. In addition she served as the New World Program Coordinator for the IUCN SSC Small Mammal Specialist Group (SMSG) and is a certified IUCN Red List Trainer. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences in May 2015 from Texas A&M and Master of Natural Resources Development in August 2019.