Assistant Program Coordinator
Shea joined the Futures and Options team in February 2019 as an Assistant Program Coordinator. As a Futures and Options alum, he understands how important it is for young people to hone their career-readiness skills and practice professional skill-building. Just as Futures and Options introduced him to career exploration, he wanted to do the same for students after him. After graduating from Saint Bonaventure University in 2018 as an English major and Philosophy minor, he went on to work at Pace University's Upward Bound program. As a tutor/counselor at Upward Bound, Shea mentored students through the college admissions process, scholarship opportunities, career exploration, while also providing tutoring and counseling. As a tutor/counselor Shea helped organize events and trips which included college visits, ceremonies, workshops and even Broadway plays for the students. The goal was to provide opportunities, knowledge, and experience to underrepresented students who may not have access otherwise. He is proud to continue that work at Futures and Options.