Dana Shannon received her B.S. in psychology with honors from Baker University in 1989, her M.S. in experimental psychology from Villanova University in 1992, and her J.D. in 1996 from Loyola University Chicago. During her final year of law school, Ms. Shannon authored this tutorial on Title VII, for which she won first place in the Donald Trautman Writing Competition. After graduating from law school, Ms. Shannon became an associate at Hervas, Sotos, Condon & Bersani, P.C., a Chicago area law firm. Ms. Shannon continues to practice at that firm today, where she defends local government entities and their employees from employment discrimination and civil rights claims.