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Shannon Finnegan Institute for Privacy Protection Fellow -

Meet Shannon Finnegan, an Institute for Privacy Protection Student Fellow 2018-2019


Shannon Finnegan was a Student Fellow for the 2018-2019 academic year. Shannon majored in Communication at Fairfield University and minored in Catholic Studies and Italian. She graduated summa cum laude in 2014. After college, she worked as a Contract Administrator for an Educational Technology Group at Scholastic acquired by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Through this work Shannon gained first-hand knowledge of the challenges facing student data privacy in classrooms that are becoming more dependent on technology. Her knack for contract editing and interest in this field led her to Seton Hall Law. In summer of 2018, she interned for the Honorable John M. Vazquez, United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey. In her free time Shannon enjoys traveling and spending time with her family and friends.