Shane Watson
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Shane Watson

Marketing, Media & Communications Manager

As the Marketing, Media & Communications Manager, Shane supports the marketing of uAspire’s programs and initiatives by developing high quality content for the website, including website text, blog posts and videos. Shane also manages all uAspire social media channels and works with program staff to develop collateral and reports for our key initiatives. Additionally, Shane supports events that uAspire organizes for stakeholders in various sectors and geographies. Before assuming the role of Marketing, Media & Communication Manager, Shane served as the Development Manager.

Joining uAspire was an easy choice for Shane. It combined his experience with nonprofits, specifically starting and managing a nonprofit in rural Tennessee, and his love for using his learned skills to help others, especially young people with the fire to achieve more and better their lives via education.

Before joining uAspire, Shane graduated with an MFA in Film from California College of the Arts, earning a Student Oscar Nomination for his thesis film, “I Live Here.” He also holds a BA in Commerce & Business from Rhodes College.

Why uAspire?

Watching my parents earn their bachelor’s degrees as a child was inspiring, and also helped me to understand the impact a degree has on one’s life. Learning of uAspire’s mission and work opened my eyes to the help that was needed in the community where my career began. uAspire continues to amaze me with the knowledge our advisors share with our students, trainers provide to guidance counselors, and the Policy Team uses to change our system for the better.