Shelby received her Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Missouri Western State University and her Master of Science in Education — Higher Education Administration from the University of Kansas. Shelby hails from Independence, Mo., and is a self-proclaimed sports nut. She spends her time serving as a national volunteer for her sorority, Alpha Sigma Alpha. Shelby is also an active member of a variety of community organizations.
In addition to her responsibilities as assistant director, Shelby also serves as the primary resource for all of UMKC's student organizations.