SEEDS Welcomes Shannon Cilento as Outreach Assistant

November 22, 2021

SEEDS welcomed Shannon Cilento as our new Outreach Assistant in June. Originally from Mexico, NY, Shannon earned a bachelor’s degree in Global and International Studies and Anthropology with a minor in Museum Studies (Art History concentration) from the State University of New York at Oswego in 2015. Following her studies at Oswego State, Shannon attended graduate school at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY and received her master’s degree in Historic Preservation Planning in 2017.

In addition to her new role here with us, Shannon Cilento serves as the Community Development Program Manager at Sullivan Renaissance in Liberty, NY. Prior to her work at SEEDS and Sullivan Renaissance, Shannon worked for the Upper Delaware Council in Narrowsburg, NY; Sullivan County Division of Planning in Monticello, NY; Discover Downtown Westbrook in Westbrook, Maine; Cleveland Restoration Society in Cleveland, Ohio; and conducted research on the cod fishery and its related architecture in rural Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.

Shannon lives in Rock Hill, NY, where she serves on the Town of Thompson Planning Board and Sullivan County Chamber Foundation Board, and is also a member of the Rotary Club of Monticello, Leadership Sullivan Class of 2020, and the Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress Fellows Program Class of 2019. Additionally, Shannon recently completed the NASA Earth to Sky program on climate change in the Upper Delaware region as part of the Sullivan County, NY team.

We could not be more excited to welcome Shannon to SEEDS and we are looking forward all the ways Shannon can contribute her time, her passion, and her expertise to growing sustainable energy education and support in our area.

Shannon can be reached via email at