Shealyn grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia, but enjoyed regular visits to the city. She received her BA in International Relations from the University of Delaware in 2011. During her undergraduate tenure, she studied abroad in Granada, Spain and in Rome, Italy. Shealyn joined Eisenhower Fellowships in 2012 as a member of the International Programs staff, and she is now a Program Officer in the USA Department. Shea is passionate about exercise, traveling and being outdoors.