Shannon McNamara

Shannon McNamara, Founder, SHARE in Africa

Shannon founded SHARE in Africa in 2008 when she was 15 years old.  Shannon has worked in SHARE supported schools for 7 summers in Tanzania.  In the USA Shannon is SHARE's spokesperson, and has spread awareness for SHARE by giving 50+ presentations across the country, and many television, radio and print interviews.  

In addition to her work with SHARE, Shannon has served on the United Nations Teen Advisory Board to promote youth involvement in the Girl Up campaign. She was also named a 2011-12 Global Teen Leader for the We Are Family Foundation’s Three Dot Dash Initiative. Shannon was a National Girl Scout Consultant for Girl Scouts of the USA. In 2014, she was invited to speak at the Operation Smile Youth Leadership Conference in Ireland. 

Prior to her service work in Africa, Shannon volunteered in Peru, Costa Rica, and India.  Shannon's efforts have been recognized on the national and international level.

Shannon works for Doximity and lives in San Francisco, California.