Shantel was born in Jamaica and settled in the UK at the age of eight. Shantel has been proactively involved with Just for Kids Law for many years. She was part of JfKL’s Young, Gifted and Blocked campaign in 2014, having herself been blocked from accessing student finance, however, she was eventually successful in accessing student finance with the help of her MP, David Lammy. Shantel has also previously volunteered with Let Us Learn, a youth-led movement that challenges policies made by the government regarding migrants and education.
Shantel joined the JfKL team as an Operations Support Assistant in August 2019.
Shantel is currently a 2nd-year student undertaking a Business Management and Law BAHONS at the University of East London.