Shirley works closely with the executive director to guide the strategic fundraising strategy and operations for the Office of Advancement. She also works with friends and alumni in the area who wish to invest in students and faculty at the Institute through their philanthropic giving.
During her nearly 20 years of fundraising, Shirley has worked for a variety of nonprofit organizations including the Colorado School of Mines, CSU Monterey Bay, the Big Sur Land Trust, and most recently, York School.
Shirley earned her bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Utah and then served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Senegal, West Africa. Following her service, she completed a master’s degree in liberal studies with a focus on social and public policy at Georgetown University.