Shawn manages special projects in the areas of economic development, media, and civic engagement.  In 2013, Shawn established JWA’s digital marketing and media production division, providing cities with unique storytelling and marketing opportunities. Her diverse background also includes strategic economic growth, community outreach programs, government and community relations, and film and media production. Since 2010, Shawn has been an Executive Officer and Board Member for the Asian American Journalists Association - Los Angeles (AAJA-LA) and is currently the Treasurer for AAJA-National. She also serves as the Finance and Sponsorships Director for V3 Digital Media Conference, the only digital media conference centered on the AAPI community. 

Shawn is also committed to working with the youth community as an advisor for People to People International - Palos Verdes Student Chapter. She was the recipient of the 2011 and 2012 People to People International Outstanding Adult Advisor Award and 2013 and 2014 PTPI PVSC Community Leadership Award.  Shawn holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in Urban Studies from University of California, Berkeley.