Shea has seven years of experience in fundraising and fifteen years of experience in teaching religious school. She began her development career as a Development Assistant at National Jewish Health, a leading respiratory hospital in the nation. There she worked with donors, event planning, and foundation research. Shea then worked as a Development Assistant at the Arc Prince George’s County. Finally, she worked as a Development Associate for Georgetown University’s School of Medicine and Health researching major donors. Shea teaches 5th graders at Temple Rodef Shalom in Falls Church, Virginia, where the emphasis of the curriculum is on tikkun olam, or repairing the world. She became involved with Family and Youth Initiative due to her love of children. Shea holds a BA in Mathematics from Williams College and an MD from Drexel University College of Medicine.