I first fell in love with the camera in 2011 after taking a course in video production as well as a class in film production at Saddleback College, where I also edited page layouts and wrote for the Lariat, the school’s paper.

I am a multimedia journalist and knew I found my passion after taking classes taught by Professor Brent Foster at California State University, Fullerton. It was here that I found my love of broadcast.

Through Professor Foster, I met Professor Jeffrey Brody and was the given the opportunity to travel to Vietnam where I created packages on the first Starbucks in Vietnam, the tunnels of Cu Chi and a profile on Dr. Quynh Kieu, the founder of Project Vietnam. This opportunity gave me the ability to put my knowledge to the test in a real-world environment and further reassured me that I chose my future well. These stories are my favorite yet, because I truly enjoyed every part of the process.

After completing an internship over the summer, I will obtain my B.A. in communications with an emphasis in broadcast journalism from CSUF. I plan to start my career in broadcast shortly thereafter, no matter which city or state it will take me. Whether working in the studio or being in the field, I will be content so long as I am in the industry.

Shannon's works:

  • Meet Dr. Quynh Kieu (video)
    Kieu is the co-founder of Project Vietnam. Learn about her vision.
  • Tunnels of Cu Chi
    These tunnels were the location of several military campaigns during the Vietnam War, and were the Viet Cong's base of operations for the Tet Offensive in 1968.
  • Starbucks comes to Vietnam
    Starbucks opened its first Vietnam-based shop in Saigon last February.