Shelby was born and raised in Bakersfield, attended North High School, and then headed to the University of California Santa Barbara. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology with a minor in Feminist Studies.
Shelby has had the pleasure of holding numerous titles at Bakersfield Angels since starting as a Case Management Intern in January 2021. She is so grateful to be a part of this fast-growing, passionate, hard-working team, who have chosen to dedicate their time and energy towards changing the way children, youth, and families experience foster care here in Kern County.
Shelby has a deep passion for loving every human no matter their circumstances, and she brings this big heart into her work every day. Since starting her Master’s in Social Work program last fall, she has committed to continue bringing trauma-informed practices to this space. She cannot wait to watch her journey at Bakersfield Angels continue to unfold, as she has huge dreams for the future.
‘Wherever life plants you, bloom with grace.’ -French Proverb