Shirley will earn her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of California, Merced in 2017. She studied abroad one year in Denmark at the University of Copenhagen in the Faculty of Psychology. She is currently working as a tutor for California Teaching Fellows Foundation at Buhach Colony High School, and as a supervisor for Ada Givens Elementary School. Currently, she is a research assistant at the Health and Communications Lab. Shirley plans to apply to a Master’s of Social Work graduate program, and eventually wishes to obtain a license as a Clinical Social Worker, specifically working with Child Protective Services.