Shayna is excited to bring her passion for relationship building and community development to support positive change for the ever-evolving Jewish future. Prior to UpStart, Shayna built leadership programs, fostered social-emotional well-being and provided mentorship for Jewish teens in the Boulder area. Shayna holds a BA in Sociology and a minor in Education from the University of Colorado Boulder. After graduating, she spent a year living in Lima, Peru learning Spanish and working on public health projects in various locations throughout South America.
Shayna is happiest when spending quality time with others in nature. Whether it be skiing, hiking, or salsa dancing, she likes to stay active and engaged in learning new skills. Shayna also believes that a good jigsaw puzzle is the key to bringing friends, family or strangers closer together.