Sarah Flores Shannon

Sarah Flores Shannon

Field Coordinator for the Virginia LAN

Sarah Flores Shannon serves as a Field Coordinator for the Virginia LAN at the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health. She first became involved with VA LAN during her time as the Community Mobilization intern in 2015. Her passion for working with community in her home state of Virginia and advocating for salud, dignidad, y justicia inspired her to intern again in 2016. She organizes to raise the voices of Latinas in Virginia for policy change at all levels of government on issues that impact their lives, women’s health care and other social justice issues.​

While studying abroad in college, Sarah conducted independent research in her mother’s birthplace of Havana, Cuba. During that time Sarah interviewed and surveyed women and men from around the city to critically analyze Havana’s declining birth rate. A reproductive justice framework was central to her work, as her final report stresses the importance of understanding the complex decisions one faces when deciding if, when, and how to start a family.

Sarah graduated from Smith College with a B.A. in Anthropology and a Five College Certificate in Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice.