Shawn is a writer, editor and communications strategist with over five years’ experience as an author and researcher on issues pertaining to citizen empowerment, democracy, and social and environmental justice. Prior to joining Above Ground, Shawn served as the managing editor for various online media outlets, and he has been writing as a freelance contributor and columnist for over ten years. Shawn holds an honours B.A. in political science and an M.A. in communication and culture, and has served as a public outreach intern within a state-level human rights commission in Mexico.