Shelly joined the firm in 2016 as a Paralegal after having relocated from her home state of Michigan. She earned both her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. During her tenure as a doctoral candidate, Shelly studied the mechanisms of action for nanoemulsion-based vaccines. After deciding to switch professions, Shelly delved into the legal world and gained much of her invaluable experience working in Immigration law and Intellectual Property law. But, after working as an after-school youth care provider and as a pre-school teaching assistant, as well as volunteering at Side-By-Side Kids and coaching for Science Olympiad, Shelly decided to continue her legal career in the education sector. Since joining the firm, Shelly has earned her Paralegal certification from Huston-Tillotson University. Shelly is also an active member of the State Bar of Texas Paralegal Division, a voting member of the Capital Area Paralegals Association, and a Notary Public.