Shawn Lynn Allen, a resident of Morristown, has graduated Summa Cum Laude from Southern New Hampshire University with a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing and English degree. The commencement ceremony was on May 1st, 2022.

Shawn is a member of the Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society and currently studying at The Institute of Children's Literature to further expand her knowledge in writing for children and teens and pursue a career as a published author in the children's literary genre.