Shelly is the founder of The Ambition Group (TAG). Previously, Shelly served as a Policy Advisor for the Office of Public Engagement for President Barack Obama. Shelly helped lead efforts concerning criminal justice reform and issues related to the African-American community. Prior to her role with the Administration, Shelly worked as an aid for Senator Gillibrand of New York. Shelly has a B.A. in Political Science and Criminology from the University of South Florida and is a native of Kissimmee, Florida.
TAG is a strategy, policy, and community engagement firm committed to empowering America’s next generation of leaders to be social change agents. There is an apparent need to ignite younger constituencies by embracing their ideas and building strong partnerships that will transform the world. TAG provides high-quality solutions for government agencies, corporations, non-profits, and education institutions that foster open lines of communication and engagement to millennials. TAG trains millennial influencers to build brands and skills that create social change and sustainable communities.