Shinn manages marketing communications for MSU's Innovation Center (MSU Technologies, Business Connect and Spartan Innovations.) She is also a marketing mentor for MSU's Conquer Accelerator. Passionate about tech transfer and making innovation accessible, she keeps both the periodic table of elements and her AP Style Guide close at hand. Shinn holds a BA and MBA, both from Michigan State University.
Before joining the MSU Innovation Center, Shinn was CEO and creative director of Shinn Marketing, LLC, and deputy campaign director of the winning Cure Michigan ballot initiative campaign to expand stem cell research in Michigan.
Shinn serves on the board of Impression 5 Science Center, the Capital City Film Festival, the Public Relations Society of America Technology Section, the Michigan Technology Network, and was named one of the Lansing Chamber of Commerce “10 Over the Next Ten” young professionals in 2012.