Shannon McManus

Position title: Communications Assistant, UniverCity Alliance

Shannon looks forward to joining UniverCity Alliance as she wants to help local communities in Wisconsin reach their potential. Previously, she worked on a UniverCity project with the Village of Waunakee through her journalism class, which allowed her to see more into the specific ways UniverCity can help communities. She has previously worked in research for UW-Madison Mass Communication Research Center, coding social media contents and laws to help understand discourse around the #MeToo movement and gun bills. McManus also worked previously as a marketing and design intern for FuGENE, a biotechnology company in Middleton, which brought her design skills to a larger scope. She is excited to bring her experiences and skills to UniverCity as a current senior at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, studying journalism and communication arts. She also is completing certificates in graphic design, studio art, and digital studies.