Shannon earned her PhD in Clinical and Health Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh in 2018. She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology with an emphasis on Neuroscience from the University of Pittsburgh, and completed her clinical internship at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System and the University of Michigan. She joined the BACH Lab as a postdoctoral fellow in the Cardiovascular Behavioral Medicine T32 Program at the University of Pittsburgh Department of Psychiatry. Her research focuses on exploring the neural, cognitive, and affective mechanisms underlying problem eating and obesity, with a particular interest in how mood affects health-related goal pursuit. In her free time, Shannon enjoys going on adventures, cooking and eating (especially eating), and learning new crazy yoga poses.