After receiving her Bachelors of Science in Communications from Syracuse University, Shanna began her career working for NBC Universal as an Associate Producer on "The Steve Wilkos Show". In 2010 she decided to change gears and explore the world of animation and film production at 21st Century Fox’s – Disney’s, Blue Sky Studios. She worked on the films Rio, Ice Age: Continental Drift, and Epic in various production departments. She was then promoted to Director’s Assistant on the films Rio 2 and Ferdinand. In 2016 she moved to Ecuador and joined one of the top production companies in Latin America, Levector, as the Director of Content and Development. She produced two award winning documentaries, Galapagos Evolution and From Core to Sun along with various TV spots. After being abroad for almost five years, she returned to her home state, Connecticut, and joined the 41 Entertainment team as Head of Post Production.