An Ohio transplant raised in the east coast, Shei earned her bachelor’s degree in art history from New York University and a master’s degree in teaching English from School for International Training in Brattleboro, Vermont.

Before joining the Sisters Health Foundation in 2017, Shei served as an AmeriCorps VISTA member for Live Healthy Appalachia, where she helped build capacity for healthy eating and active living programs through strategic plan implementation and volunteer coordination for the children’s program Live Healthy Kids. She also has had over 12 years of experience in education and leadership in both the U.S. and Southeast Asia, primarily in Thailand. As an educator, she led adult programs and taught university courses in various institutions and learning centers, in online and classroom settings. Shei also trained Thai teachers of English through the U.S. Embassy Regional English Language Office and the Royal Distance Learning Foundation. Since moving to Athens County, Shei has been involved in the community through different volunteer opportunities and community groups in the Mid-Ohio Valley.

In her free time, Shei writes and publishes poetry, teaches yoga, enjoys goat husbandry, and plays with her dogs and cats.

Contact Shei if you have questions about submitting requests to SHF’s grants programs and the grant application process, including technical questions about how to submit an online grant application.