Shelly is a technology entrepreneur and founder of Enscient Corporation, specializing in Security and Business Development for the Public Sector. As CEO, Shelly combined her two passions, politics and technology, to launch Root Square, an innovative fundraising platform using gaming to enable political candidates and non-profits to raise funds across social media sites.
Shelly has recently been appointed as Vice Chair of the Women in Public Service Project 50x50 Leadership Circle launched by Secretary Hillary Clinton, and is helping to develop women leaders in government and civic organizations on a global level. In 2012, Shelly served in a number of appointed and advisory positions for President Obama, including as a National Co-chair for Technology. She also serves as a Technology Advisor to the India-Senate Caucus.
Shelly is a Truman National Security Project Partner, mentor in the New Leaders’ Council, and a staunch advocate for STEM education to junior high students, especially young girls. Shelly has the honor of being named to the Forbes 2013 list of 40 Women to Watch Over Forty. Prior to Enscient, Shelly was at Oracle Corporation for 10 years, in the Government Education Healthcare (GEH) practice. She holds an M.S. and B.S. in Management Information Systems from the University of Maryland College Park.