Each month, the Museum invites you to get to know the staff supporting our pillars to Honor, Connect, Inspire and Educate. Meet Shanna Young, our Staff Accountant.

Q: What is your favorite place in the Museum and why?

A: My favorite place in the museum is the Memorial Grove. There is a peace and beauty to the area that somehow surrounds you like a warm hug. It is a wonderful spot to just take a few moments to breath and replenish your soul.

Q: What are three words that best describe you?

A: Dedicated, Accountable (LOL), and Goofy

Q: We feature an #NVMMReads recommendation every month, what is a book that you think everyone should have on their “must-read” list?

A: Where is Mom When I Need Her? Surviving Away from Home by Betty Rae Frandsen
My mom gave me this book when I left to go to college. It has basic recipes and grocery tips, first aid tips, and laundry tips. Everyone can benefit from having this book around to read and reference.

Q: If you could join any past or current music group, which would you want to join and why?

A: I think it would have to be Penatonix. The talent of everyone in that group is amazing. I would never tire of listening to them practice around me. The way their voices merge into such a beautiful harmony is perfect teamwork.

Q: What is something on your bucket list?

A: I really want to go spend a month or two in Vietnam. I would love to volunteer there for an extended visit and just immerse myself in a foreign culture.

Q: What fictional character do you want to be your best friend and why?

A: Angela Montenegro from the tv show Bones. She is a fiery artist turned forensic specialist who is brilliant, talented, open minded, and a fun Bohemian spirit. I think she would be so much fun to hang out with!!!

Q: What is your go-to karaoke song?

A: Cold Hearted Snake by Paula Abdul. I got a karaoke machine from Santa when I was a young kid. This was one of the songs I had the cassette for. I sang it for hours and hours over that winter and could possibly still rock it.

Q: What are three items you would take with you on a desert island?

A: Hmmmm, making several assumptions here but go with me….

First off, sunscreen as I am so pale that I would not make it past day 1 from sun exposure.

Secondly, I would take a tablet. (We are going to assume that even though it is deserted satellites still beam wi-fi.) If I had a tablet I could play games and read books.

Lastly, I would take a cooking pan. A girl has to eat…

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