Shannon Phillips grew up in Edmonton and graduated from the University of Alberta with an Honours BA and Master of Arts in Political Science. After graduating, she worked with Jack Layton and the federal NDP as well as at the Alberta Legislature with the NDP opposition.
Shannon moved to Lethbridge in 2006 and worked in journalism and as a consultant before taking a position as an economic policy analyst. As an analyst, she works on issues related to Alberta’s economy: oil sands and pipelines, labour markets, government finances, and health care.
Shannon is a mother to two pre-school boys and lives in the London Road area of Lethbridge.