Shannon Hicks is a 1994 Graduate of the University of Texas and earned her law degree in 1998 from South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas.  In her early career, she spent many years at the Texas State Capitol, working on public education, criminal justice and tax reform policies. Shannon serves on the Board of Foster Angels of Central Texas, assisting foster youth with a special focus of helping teens who have aged out of the system.  She is married to Steve Hicks and they have 6 children, whom all live in Austin, TX.  Shannon enjoys traveling with her husband and spending time with family and friends.