Shannon has always had an interest in women's advocacy. She earned her Master's degree from Yale University in women's studies and religion. She worked in non-profit management for several years. It wasn't until she moved to Finland that she realized she wanted a more flexible working schedule that would allow her to travel whenever she wanted. She also started her popular travel blog, Tramontane Travel which fueled her passion for writing and photography. When Shannon and her husband moved back to the US, she knew she didn't want to go back to a traditional 9 - 5 job so she followed in her mother's footsteps and became a flight attendant. Her followers on Instagram love the behind-the-scenes life of a flight attendant as well as her travels around the world.