Shanté is an educational researcher, former academic advisor and policy analyst. Immediately after college, Shanté completed a one-year appointment in the Office of the President for the University of North Carolina System, as a Presidential Scholar. In 2012, Shanté accepted the invitation to travel to The White House to meet with members of the Obama Administration to discuss the needs of Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Prior to starting TasselTurn, Shanté worked intrapreneurially by spearheading a foster youth transitions program with CASA of Cook County.
The Fayetteville Observer and Fayetteville State University have recognized Shanté for her community service throughout North Carolina.Shanté is a proud AmeriCorps VISTA alum, former YouCAN Advocacy Fellow, and Russell D. & Elfriede Hobbs Entrepreneurial Achievement Award recipient presented by Wake Forest Univerisity. The University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education recognized TasselTurn for its innovation in education technology.
Shanté completed her undergraduate work at Fayetteville State University of the University of North Carolina and graduate studies at Wake Forest University and Loyola University Chicago.