Shanai joined the Three Girls Media team in 2019. Her background is primarily in professional writing and content creation for digital journalism, marketing and public relations. Her experiences with small businesses and disadvantaged groups has cultivated her passion for telling the stories of people who need a voice.
Shanai holds a B.A in Digital Journalism from Central Washington University. Before joining Three Girls, she was a member of PACCAR Parts’ award-winning marketing department and a staff writer for the Ellensburg Daily Record, where she was responsible for covering city government, county courts and personal interest stories. Other topics Shanai covered included the Ellensburg housing shortage and affordable housing measures, breaking coverage of flooding and wildfires, and covering local political protests.
In her spare time, Shanai volunteers her marketing and PR skills to nonprofit organizations around the country. She also enjoys working on personal creative writing projects, spoiling her two cats and exploring the Pacific Northwest.