Meet Our Students
Shawn Nelson was born in Minnesota before moving to Kansas City to finish out high school and subsequently attend the University of Kansas. He graduated with honors from KU with degrees in management and finance as well as a concentration in international business.
After college, Shawn worked as a customer service representative at ANB Bank and PGI. Shawn's desire to challenge himself and to find a career that better suits him led him to pursue his MBA at UMKC.
In his free time, Shawn enjoys playing and writing music, dancing, spinning fire, and recording videos for his YouTube channel. He likes being active, adventuring with friends, and spending time with Erika O'Shea, an alumna of UMKC's first year of the Intensive Full-Time MBA program.
Shawn looks forward to applying the information learned in his time at UMKC to his extracurricular activities so that they can grow and develop. Shawn is passionate about finding a career that will allow him to connect with customers and allow him to constantly learn.