Shannike (“Shanni”) Morrison is an Office Administrator at Schmidt Futures, where she provides operational and grants management support to the entire office.
Prior to Schmidt Futures, Shanni worked throughout the United Nations as an Operations Assistant and most recently as a Program Associate in the HIV/AIDS Section of UNICEF, NYHQ. In this role, she provided integral support to the program; specifically through contract administration and recruitment. Beforehand, Shannike served in the Office of Military Affairs within the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations, supporting the Special Assistant to the Military Adviser of Peacekeeping Operations.
Shanni has a blended career profile with backgrounds in event planning, marketing, and nonprofit administration. Before joining the UN, Shannike worked in the Newark shelter of Covenant House New Jersey. While there, she fostered excellent event coordination skills planning the logistics for several Covenant House fundraisers, award ceremonies, and solidarity sleep-outs.
Both personally and professionally, Shanni has been driven by causes that encourage global consciousness about various socio-economic issues and the empowerment of underprivileged populations– serving regularly as an advocate for the homeless and equal education rights.
Shanni holds a B.S. in Criminal Justice as well as a Certification in Non-Profit & Public Management from Rutgers University.