Shakira received her Bachelor of Arts degree and Paralegal Certificate from Hamline University in 2011. While at Hamline, she served as the Vice President of their Omicron Delta Kappa ( a leadership society) chapter. Since graduating she has worked in her church and local community to promote equity. She has 10 years of experience as an Administrative Assistant in the private sector and has worked as the Council's Office Manager for the past 2 years. She is proud of the work that she has done with the Council thus far and is looking forward to continuing to help move Minnesota towards a more equitable future.