Shay serves in the role of College Operations Manager at Veritas Prep in Malibu, California. She works in collaboration with the Academics Team to support faculty on boarding, instructor deployment, scheduling, and tutoring engagements. She also works with Marketing on expanding the social media presence of College Prep.
Before Veritas, Shay worked at Pepperdine University’s Graduate School of Education & Psychology. She served as adjunct faculty teaching Intercultural Communication and Clinical Practicum to graduate candidates. She also acted as Vice President & Community Manager in Pepperdine’s Alumni Association.
Her research includes adolescent development, the college transition, and transformational leadership. Shay continues to explore links between educational theories and reflective writing. She received her Bachelor of Arts in English from California State University, Fresno and completed post-baccalaureate studies in Education at California State University, Channel Islands. She received her Master of Arts in Education (pedagogy emphasis) from Pepperdine University.