Shawn returned to U.H. to get his M.B.A. in Finance while teaching the restaurant management laboratory at the Hilton College. After graduation, Shawn followed his love of numbers and service and transitioned into the financial services industry. He also continues to volunteer in the LGBT community, and holds such roles as the President of the Lone Star Volleyball Association, Vice President of the U.H. LGBT Alumni Association (Co-Chair of Red Dinner II), as well as on the boards of the Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce, and the Lone Star Veterans Association & LIVE Consortium.