Alexandra Shaughnessy is the Lead Lending and Investment Officer at Oweesta Corporation. She currently lives in Northern Colorado where she graduated with honors from Colorado State University. With her BA in Cultural Anthropology, she began working with Native CDFIs and non-profits in 2015 during an internship with Sweet Grass Consulting. She lived on both Pine Ridge and Cheyenne River Reservations in South Dakota, where she worked with Lakota community members on community development research, impact evaluation, and data analysis.
Alexandra has spent the past four years in the private, financial sector processing and closing residential mortgage loans. Her expertise lies in loan processes and compliance, improving and streamlining internal practices, and emphasizing participatory and equitable practices. She’s received many awards in the mortgage industry pertaining to accuracy, volume, and process improvement. While she enjoyed the impact made from getting people into homes, she’s excited to be back in the Native, non-profit sector about which she is so passionate.
In her free time, she cuddles with her goldendoodle and standard poodle and explores all that Colorado has to offer with her husband. On the weekends, you will usually find her reading or finishing masterpieces in her adult coloring books.