Shannon is a Koorie woman from Mildura. In 2009 she graduated with PhD research titled ‘Narratives of Koorie Victoria’. Prior to returning to study she worked for nine years at the Koorie Heritage Trust Inc. Her research concentrates on the location of Indigenous Australian peoples and their knowledge within the Australian society and collective knowledge. In 2011 she became the Finkel Fellow (Senior Research Fellow) with the Monash Country Lines Archive program researching the use of 3D animation in preserving and intergenerational learning of language and knowledge that is in danger of being lost.