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Over the past several years, Kelly Shanahan has worked with a number of companies and organizations. She currently holds two positions. Kelly Shanahan operates as the Chief Financial Officer for Delivering Hope, Inc., which was founded in 2009. A non-profit organization, Delivering Hope works to reduce maternal mortality by collecting excess medical supplies from domestic hospitals and delivering them to maternity wards in countries in need. Since July 2011, she has also worked as a Corporate Case Assistant for the legal firm Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in Palo Alto, California. During her undergraduate years, Kelly Shanahan sought various positions in several industries, gaining valuable work experience and exposure to different career opportunities. In the summer of 2009, Kelly Shanahan interned for Kamala Harris at the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office in the homicide and general litigation departments under the supervision of Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth Aguilar-Tarchi. The following summer, she served as a Research Analyst Intern at Capital World Investors, where she conducted original research focused on the atrial fibrillation division of various medical device companies. Her research concluded with the presentation of her investment recommendation. Kelly Shanahan also worked as a Research Coordinator at Stanford for Dr. Nicole Hassoun, a visiting professor at Stanford University’s Center for Ethics and Society. As a Research Coordinator, she led a team of students conducting research to determine the level of impact pharmaceutical companies have on undeveloped nations. Additionally, Ms. Shanahan volunteered with Kids With Dreams, a student-led group providing after-school programs for children with disabilities. She also competed on the Stanford Equestrian Team. Kelly Shanahan holds a Bachelor of Arts in Human Biology with a minor in English from Stanford University. She also earned her Master of Arts in Sociology from the same school. Ms. Shanahan also studied at Cambridge University and the Phillips Exeter Academy. In her spare time, Kelly Shanahan enjoys riding horses and watching football. 


Co-Founder, CFO Delivering Hope Inc, Equestrian, Football, Scuba Diving, Reading Health Sciences, Bioethics, Wealth Management, Investments

Work experience

Aug 2009Present


Delivering Hope, Inc.
Jul 2011Present

Corporate Case Assistant

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Sep 2009Jan 2011

Research Coordinator

Stanford’s Center for Ethics and Society Research
Jun 2010Oct 2010


Lululemon Athletica
Jun 2009Sep 2009

Research Analyst Intern

Capital World Investors
Jun 2008Sep 2008


San Francisco District Attorney’s Office
Jun 2006Sep 2006

Sales Associate

Rugby Ralph Lauren
Jun 2005Sep 2005


John Hopkins Marine Institute


Jan 2011Present


Stanford University
Jan 2006Jan 2010


Stanford University