Shallen is 15 years old and lives in Mattapan. She attends Braintree High School and is in the 10th grade. In addition to being an honor roll student, she is an active dancer at her church and with Seekers of Knowledge and is a member of her school’s track and field team. She is most proud of making it to All-State track meet two years in a row and making it to Nationals in multiple dances with Seekers of Knowledge. One artist that inspires her is Beyonce- her work ethic, energy and everything she represents are life giving. Five years from now, she will be in her second year of college working towards a double major in criminal justice and dance.