Shanna Devine serves as Legislative Campaign Coordinator, and Investigator, for GAP. She also spearheads the Gulf Coast Know Your Rights Campaign.
Shanna joined GAP fulltime in 2008. Since then, she has led networking and organizing activities for legislative campaigns to strengthen whistleblowers' free speech rights. Employing new media and congressional advocacy, she works with those who should be benefiting from the whistleblowers dissent – the public – to rally behind individual cases and advance whistleblower protections in Congress. At the opening of the 112th Congress, Shanna was part of the GAP team that joined with NPR's On The Media and constituents to identify the senator that secretly blocked passage of the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act.
In her capacity as investigator, Shanna works with whistleblowers and witnesses to unearth abuses of power that betray the public trust, leveraging internal reports, whitepapers and media coverage to generate the greatest possible impact. Shanna co-authored "Whistleblower Witch-Hunts: the Smoke Screen Syndrome" and works actively on public health and safety investigations.
Shanna graduated Cum Laude from Occidental College in 2008, with a Bachelor of Arts in critical theory and social justice. Prior to joining GAP that year, she conducted a clinical research study of legal empowerment against domestic violence at a woman's "street law" clinic in northeastern Brazil, and concluded her undergraduate studies through an externship at the New Orleans Women's Shelter.
Email Shanna at firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone Shanna at 202.457.0034, ext. 132