Ms. Shelton has deep experience in public policy both at the national and local levels. Currently, she is the Director of Community Engagement at KIPP Foundation, a nonprofit that provides tools, resources, and training across all public schools and organizations. Previously, she was the Director of K-12 Advocacy at UNCF (United Negro College Fund), the nation's largest and most effective minority education organization. There, she focused on national education initiatives and community engagement efforts to ensure more African-American students are college and career ready. Ms. Shelton also spent several years working in Washington, DC’s Executive Office of the Mayor and in several District agencies. She spearheaded efforts to improve online access to city services and greater efficiency between departments. A life-long resident of Washington, DC, Ms. Shelton also worked in the private sector, providing project and crisis management, and public relations counsel. Ms. Shelton has a bachelor’s degree in English from Tougaloo College in Tougaloo, Mississippi.