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I'm a mile-wide, and at least a few feet deep. I'm driven by discovering life-stories, inspiring people, asking questions, traveling, sports and dancing, music, being outside as much as possible,drama, and especially, comedy! My goal is to be a yoga instructor who also writes, dances, and performs. In the meantime, I am just happy to work with people who want to reduce stress, increase performance, and gain a skill they can take with them through life.

Profile Summary:
Writing Palo Alto, CA
Editing Palo Alto, CA
Yoga Instructor Palo Alto, CA
Life Advisor Palo Alto, CA
Oral History/Research Palo Alto, CA
TV Host Palo Alto, CA
Storyteller Palo Alto, CA
More About Me
Yoga, Dance, Singing, Music, Sports, Camping, Traveling, Movies, Writing, Musicals, Shakespeare, and Comedy.
Screen-writing partners
editing partners
and song-writers looking for a vocalist.\
Work Experience:
Barista, Caffe del Doge (March 2008-May 2008)

Pharmaceutical Sales Rep, Wei Laboratories (October 2007-April 2008)

Soccer Coach, Georgetown Visitation Prep. School (August 2007-October 2007)

Faculty Advisor, Global Young Leaders Conference (June 2007-August 2007)

Video Production Intern, EFX Media (Feb. 2007-May 2007)

Sales Associate, Nordstrom (0ct. 2006-Feb. 2007)

Hostess, World Cafe Live (Dec. 2005-May 2006)

Media Relations Intern (Sept. 2004-Dec. 2005)
University of Pennsylvania, 2002-2006, BA Political Science/History, cum laude

University of Melbourne, Study abroad Jan-July 2005

Universidad de Alicante, Study Abroad, June-July 2003
Organizations / Affilations:
Shannon Madden is located in Palo Alto, CA and has the following skills: Writing, Editing, Yoga Instructor, Life Advisor, Oral History/Research, TV Host, Storyteller
Media, Movies / Film, Sports / Recreation, Acting / Drama, Writing / Journalism, Motivation / Inspiration
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My Skills


Category: Writing / Journalism
Experienced, creative writer for hire! You name it, I'll write it. I'll work with you to identify exactly what you want, and craft it until it's perfect. I love a challenge, and I specialize in features and essays, but also have a knack for advertising and marketing materials. I also love working with dialogue and writing scripts. Really, I'm up for any challenge.
Relevant Education / Credentials
UPenn grad, several writing courses, media relations experience,daily writing, very demanding of myself as a writer.
Years Experience: 10


Category: Writing / Journalism
I will advise and revise your work, not only "fixing" errors, but giving tips on style and grammar to achieve maximum writing potential and a beautiful piece.
Relevant Education / Credentials
Years of writing and editing my own work and the work of my friends and colleagues. Experience on staff of newspaper, and media relations experience.
Years Experience: 10

Yoga Instructor

Category: Sports / Recreation
A practicing yogi since 2001. Have trained with excellent masters in Hatha, Bikram, Vinyasa, Power, and Iyengar-based yoga. Am currently working toward my 200-hour requirement to become a Registered Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance, which I will finish at the end of July. I am very patient and committed to helping students achieve greater fitness, health, and performance. I'm gently demanding and will help you improve your practice. You will not be disappointed!
Relevant Education / Credentials
Seven years of Hatha, Bikram, Vinyasa, and Power yoga. Former soccer team captain and coach. Highly motivational!
Years Experience: 7

Life Advisor

Category: Motivation / Inspiration
It helps to have an objective party to help you organize your thoughts. Sometimes, all it takes is hearing another person process all of your thoughts and show them to you in a more orderly fashion to open up the floodgates of inspiration. I can help you identify goals, strengths, weaknesses, and the roles you can play in an organization. I can also help identify resources for helping you achieve your goals.
Relevant Education / Credentials
Psychology classes at the University of Pennsylvania, former soccer team captain and coach, practicing yogi, and life experience through education, career, and travel.
Years Experience: 2

Oral History/Research

Category: Movies / Film
Can interview anyone and tease out a story. Looking for a visionary documentarian to support. Will interview subjects, compile research, and synthesize material. Can also write and edit scripts.
Relevant Education / Credentials
Entire academic career at the University of Pennsylvania, family history and research projects, shamelessly nosey.
Years Experience: 3

TV Host

Category: Media
Excellent spokesperson, storyteller, and interviewer. Can make interesting conversation and riff on any topic. Comfortable on camera.
Relevant Education / Credentials
Reporter, UTV-13 (UPenn campus news) Producer: "Culture Shock", interview show on study abroad experiences on UTV-13. Video Production internship
Years Experience: 2


Category: Acting / Drama
Have told stories since I was old enough for anyone to listen. Great voice for reading stories to listeners. Very natural, conversational sound.
Relevant Education / Credentials
Training in theater and on-camera acting. Practice, Practice, Practice.
Years Experience: 20