Shelandria joins EDI from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) where she served as an Administrative Officer. She previously served in OD as a Human Resources Specialist for the Global Recruitment Unit in the Client Services Division of the Office of Human Resources.
Prior to her federal government career, Shelandria received a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science from Towson University and worked in higher education admissions and recruiting for various universities in Maryland. She joined the NIH through the Pathways program in April 2020 while pursuing a Master of Professional Studies degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). During her time in graduate school, she developed both interest and skill in data analytics and process improvement.
Shelandria is extremely family-oriented and is an active member of various volunteer and church organizations. She loves traveling and considers herself to be a "serial hobbyist;" her hobbies include, but are not limited to, writing, painting, decorating (and redecorating) homes, and learning French.