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Shannon Chiu

Shannon Chiu

Stanford Shinnyo Fellow
BA, Chemistry, Stanford University

Shannon is the 2019-2020 Shinnyo Fellow at the Gardner Center. Shannon is originally from Sunnyvale, California, and is passionate about addressing social inequity in the Bay Area. She is excited to work at the intersection of education and health as a part of the Kinder-Ready Clinics team this year.


Shannon recently graduated from Stanford University, where she majored in Chemistry, and has always been interested in improving the health of vulnerable communities. During college, Shannon volunteered as a Spanish and Mandarin interpreter at the Cardinal Free Clinics which primarily serves low-income patients regardless of immigration status or financial situation. She facilitated community partnerships as a Global Leadership Summer Fellow with blueEnergy, a climate change nonprofit organization in Nicaragua. Shannon also participated in the early stages of the Kinder-Ready Clinics initiative through a qualitative research project she conducted with the Stanford Pediatric Advocacy Program.


Through her fellowship with the Gardner Center, Shannon is grateful for the opportunity to engage in cross-sector collaboration to ensure the success and well-being of all children and families. Shannon hopes to one day apply these experiences to her aspirations of becoming a physician and public health advocate.