Shon is a graduate of East Tennessee State University with a B.S. in Human Development and Learning, an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, and an Education Specialist degree Ed.S in Counselor Leadership. Shon served as an Academic Counselor for Medical Professions Students at ETSU before progressing into the role of Director of Transitional Programs at the Tennessee Higher Education Initiative. In his current role, he supports a statewide team providing individualized transitional services to ensure students achieve social, economic, and spiritual well-being during their reentry process.