Shelly is from Kāneʻohe.
She started as a practicum student and became a social worker for the Children’s Center in 2001. She is a graduate of Kamehameha Schools and received her B.A. in Child Development from Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, California. She obtained her M.S.W. from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, and her Ed.D from the University of Southern California in 2016.
Shelly feels blessed everyday to serve the Queen and her beneficiaries.