Shelley has traveled extensively across the U.S. and around the world reporting on the burden of poverty and working to support communities in need.

From digging wells in Colombia, managing medical teams in Haiti, and reporting on the slums in Kenya and Ethiopia, Callahan has steadfastly committed herself to supporting the underprivileged.  She started her career in non-profit in 2006, when she cofounded Books on Wheels, which provided free books to children living in low-income neighborhoods. After graduating with a Masters of Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2008, Callahan followed her interests to a global scale, serving as the Director of Development for the Richmond, Virginia based non-profit organization Children Incorporated that helps thousands of children in need in 22 countries, including the United States.