Hello, I’m Shantel. I moved to Raleigh just last year, so I still consider myself new.
I am an UNCG Alumna and studied International Affairs and Development, Political Science and Chinese. Currently, I’m enrolled at UNCP for my MBA. My end goal is to become an Ambassador. I have volunteered for multiple different organizations and clubs that serve animals, the elderly, underprivileged, and more. I want to be the voice for the voiceless; try to establish peace amongst the have and have-nots.
I grew up with animals. All sorts of animals: fish, lizards, dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, a snake, hermit crabs, salamanders, and turtles. I just love watching and learning about animals and each of their personality traits and such. As of now, I am a proud parent of three guinea pigs: Roki, Cai, and Penny.
When I am not playing with my piggies, I like to do a variety of other things. I travel (in/out of country), continue my Mandarin studies, read, cook, arts and crafts, refurbish old furniture, and anything outdoors. I am glad to be a part of Raleigh Pawz. This gives me the opportunity to do something I love and have passion about while I pursue my goals.