About Shannon Smith
Shannon translates FracTracker’s extensive work and research into content that speaks to various audiences such as partner organizations, communities concerned with fracking, policy makers, researchers, and financial supporters.
Prior to joining FracTracker, Shannon spent five years working as a communications, marketing, and development adviser for various environmental public health nonprofits in Haiti. Most of her time there was spent with SOIL, an organization that offers ecological fecal waste management services. Her Reed College thesis, published in 2014, focused on environmental inequality in Haiti.
Shannon has a strong background in climate justice activism. While living in the Pacific Northwest, she organized under an environmental justice framework to resist proposed coal export terminals and institutional investments in fossil fuel companies.
Outside of work, Shannon enjoys traveling and vacationing in Haiti, the art of fermentation, vinyasa yoga, and spending time outdoors!
Since the advent of unconventional shale gas drilling, some effects have been immediate, some have emerged over time, and some are just becoming apparent. Two reports recently published by the Delaware Riverkeeper Network advance our understanding of the breadth of the impacts of fracking in Pennsylvania. The first report, written by FracTracker, reviews research on […]
As part of FracTracker’s staff spotlight series, learn more about Shannon and her passion for environmental justice and public health that led her to FracTracker Staff Spotlight: Shannon Smith Time with FracTracker: I just started in May 2019! Education: BA in Cultural Anthropology from Reed College in Portland, OR Office Location: Pittsburgh, PA Title: Manager of Communications […]