Originally from St. John’s on the provinces east coast, Shem has been apart of the Grenfell Campus community for the past 12 years. After completing a B.A in Environmental Studies (2010) through Grenfell, Shem began working as an environmental adviser, and special projects coordinator for several large development projects in Kingston, Jamaica. He returned to the province in 2012, and worked as an environmental coordinator during the construction phase of the Long Harbour Nickle Processing Plant in Long Harbour, NL, as well as the Muskrat Falls, Lower Churchill project in Labrador. He returned to Grenfell in 2016, enrolling in the M.A. Environmental Policy program, under the supervision of Dr. Gabriela Sabau. His research interests include heavy industrial construction, organic agriculture, fisheries governance, and public policy.