As a native of East Baltimore, Shawnice takes a personal interest in promoting the success of Baltimore's youth. She is a young professional committed to building better and stronger pathways to opportunity for underserved and at-risk youth through mentoring, service, and advocacy.
As a Baltimore Corps Fellow at Thread, Shawnice believes that she has found the perfect place to utilize her expertise in data management and quantitative research methods in opening doors to opportunity for disadvantaged students. She develops Thread’s talented staff and volunteers in building the "new social fabric" of Baltimore by providing consulting, tools, and training aimed at fostering a strong employee culture and retaining high caliber talent. Shawnice also designs, implements, and evaluates talent development initiatives, systems, programs and resources in addition to managing day-to-day HR functions such as recruiting and staffing.
Currently, Shawnice serves as a Consultant for the Baltimore City Mayor's Office on Criminal Justice and The Aspen Forum for Community Solutions. She also advocates on the national level by actively serving as a Council Member with the National Council of Young Leaders, Advisory Board Member with The Opportunity Youth Network, and a Leadership Council Member with The Opportunity Youth Incentive Fund.