Shelby Bates

Technical Assistance Specialist

BS, Education and Human Sciences, University of Nebraska, Lincoln Nebraska; MSW, Social Work, Saint Louis University, Saint Louis Missouri

Shelby is a technical assistance specialist for Think College, focusing on supporting students and families in the transition to and through college and the development of state and regional alliances for inclusive higher education efforts. Prior to this position, Shelby was the program assistant for the Think College National Coordinating Center. She also worked for Colorado’s Inclusive Higher Education Consortium, coordinating activities to increase awareness of college options for students with intellectual disability in the state. She is fueled by her experience growing up with a sibling with a disability.