Silicon Valley Fellows Program Associate
Shellie Stamps was born and raised in the beach city of San Diego, CA.
Shellie is of mixed-race Latinx, Yaqui, and African American descent. Shellie grew up in a diverse and lively neighborhood listening to a lot of 90’s R&B, Celia Cruz, John Coltrane, Lee Morgan, Bach, and more. She was fortunate to grow up in a neighborhood with other mixed-race children but quickly became aware of how internalized anti-blackness manifests itself in Black and Latinx communities. These experiences would eventually inform Shellie’s academic, personal, and professional paths.
Shellie received a Bachelor’s degree in Africana Studies from San Diego State University and then went on to study Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University. Over the past 6 years Shellie has been involved in education and Social Justice work through The National Society of Black Engineers, The Richard Oakes Multicultural Center, and UC Irvine. Her interests focus on the intersections of race, gender, sexuality, Afro-latinx identity, spirituality, land, and creating healing spaces.
Working with CODE2040 has given Shellie an opportunity to connect all of her interests in a way that can support Student Fellows and empower them to live authentically while deconstructing social norms.
When Shellie’s not in the office you can find her painting, reading her horoscope, hanging out in her garden, or watching Netflix.