Shawn Daugherty, Director of Operations
Shawn serves as the Director of Operations, handling general operations, member services, & federal and state policy. In this capacity, Shawn works directly with the membership to ensure that SPARC is providing them with the necessary tools and services to effect change at their institutions.
Prior to joining SPARC in 2014, Shawn worked for The Sheridan Group as a Senior Policy Associate, where she developed and implemented advocacy strategies for nonprofit organizations. It was there that she began working with SPARC and the effort to expand access to information.
Shawn also had the privilege of working for Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA) on the Senate HELP Committee. She also served as Legislative Assistant for Senator Paul G. Kirk (D-MA).
Shawn completed her undergraduate education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and received an MPA from Suffolk University.