Before joining Crestmont, Shakira moved from the East Coast to the Bay Area, where she owned and operated her own fitness franchise for five years. Shakira received her BS in Business and Fashion Merchandising from Lasell College in Newton, MA, and her Ed.M in Administration, Policy, and Planning from Boston University. She spent several years serving as an Academic Advisor, Co-op Coordinator, and Director of Residence Life at several Boston Area Colleges and Universities. Shakira joined Crestmont first as a parent of three, and then as the Business Manager in early February 2017. It has been a great first year and she looks forward to getting to know all of the new families.