She uses the power of narrative, compassionate listening, and equal attention to data and diverse perspectives to cultivate spaces and stories that are vulnerable, open-hearted, strategic, and connecting. Shelly’s work focuses on building inclusivity. Her creative fiction and nonfiction celebrates diverse characters and perspectives, and her activism centers on expanding civic engagement and social justice. Most recently, she has been a nonprofit fundraiser, a communications manager, a Jewish professional education editor, a child and adolescent therapist, and a reproductive justice advocate. She currently works as a digital strategist and editor.