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California Coastal Commission Explore The Coast Advisory Board - Board Member

California Statewide

Hayward Planning Commission - Commissioner

Hayward, CA

California Democratic Party LGBTQ Caucus - Northern California Chair

California Statewide

National Black Justice Coalition "Good Trouble Network" - Co-Chair


East Bay Stonewall Democratic Club - PAC Chair

Alameda County, CA​

Alameda County Commission on the Status of Women - At-Large Commissioner

Alameda County, CA​

Victory Fund Campaign & Black Leadership Caucus - Board Member


Courage California - PAC Chair

California Statewide

Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority - Former Vice Chair

Santa Clara County, CA​

Saved By Nature - Former Director of Fundraising

Santa Clara County, CA

Santa Clara County Commission on the Status of Women - Former Chair

Santa Clara County, CA​

SCC Commission on the Status of Women, Former Justice & Advocacy - Chair

Santa Clara County, CA​

Santa Clara County Human Trafficking Commission - Former Commissioner
Santa Clara County, CA
San Jose Evergreen Bond Oversight Committee - Former Chair

San Jose, CA

Association of California Commission for Women & Girls - Former NorCal Representative
Northern, CA
Santa Clara County Democratic Central Committee - Former Dir. of Gender and Equity

Santa Clara County, CA​

Building Peaceful Families - Former Member-At-Large

San Jose, CA​

Democratic Activists for Women Now (DAWN) - Former Board Member

San Jose, CA

Silicon Valley PRIDE - Former Board Member

San Jose, CA

Willow Glen School Site Committee - Parent Committee Member

San Jose, CA​

Women in Leadership - 2023

CORO Northern California

Executive Leadership, State & Local Government - 2023

Harvard Kennedy School, Massechueset

Communication Certificate - 2015

West Valley College, California

APALI CLP Fellow - 2015
De Anza College, Cupertino, California

Emerge CA Graduate - 2016

Northern California Cohort

Equality California - 2016
California Statewide
Equality California
Leadership Academy - 2017

California Statewide

Victory Institute Fellow - 2017

Mentor of the Year Award (2011)

BLAST After-School Program

Community Partner of the Year (2014)

San Jose Job Corps

49er Community Quarterback Award (2016)

The 49ers Foundation

Phenomenal Woman of the Year (2016)

Building Peaceful Families

Party for Progress Changemakers (2017)

New Leaders Silicon Valley

Partnership Equity Award (2017)

A statewide honor from the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence

Empowerment Award (2017)

YWCA Silicon Valley’s 27th Inspire luncheon featured Shay with 2017 YWCA Empowerment Award to a survivor, community champion or advocate!

Emerge California Graduation 2016
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