Shelby began her career at Strategic Investment Group, an OCIO pioneer in Rosslyn, VA serving institutional clientele. There, she worked on the Private Equity and Public Equity teams, sequentially, where she ran attribution, monitoring, and due diligence on existing and prospective portfolio managers. Shelby's time at Strategic sharped her skills and interest in direct security research which she now exercises as a new member of MFAM.

Shelby is a graduate of George Washington University, where she majored in economics and international affairs. In addition, she also spent a year studying at the London School of Economics.