Shannon Clawson has served as the Statewide Outreach Organizer for Georgia Equality since 2018. She has a long history of volunteering as a citizen lobbyist and has over a decade of experience working for social service nonprofits. While at Georgia Equality, she has managed all volunteer operations including the voter outreach program which has registered over 4,000 Georgians to vote in over a dozen counties. She has also mobilized supporters from Savannah to Blue Ridge to engage with their representatives on healthcare policy, non-discrimination protections, hate crimes legislation, and more.
She received her Masters of Public Health degree from Emory University Rollins School of Public Health in 2017. While at Emory, she served on the Executive Board of the Queer/Trans Collaborative at Rollins and Founded the Emory LGBT+ Graduate Coalition. Prior to that, she lived in Cameroon working for the Peace Corps as an Adolescent Health Program Manager. While there, she worked with elementary schools to develop health education programs and student leaders to address communicable diseases. She specializes in Health Education and Policy and is a Certified Health Education Specialist. She has utilized her public health knowledge to educate and activate diverse constituencies around complex Medicaid, Transgender and HIV policies. She is passionate about civic engagement and truly believes that government can and should make peoples' lives better.