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Shannon Heffernan

Intellectual Property Administrator
Shannon joined the technology transfer team in 2022, bringing with her considerable and diverse administrative and customer service skills honed during 20 years in the insurance industry. As the Intellectual Property Administrator, Shannon will help manage CSU’s extensive intellectual property portfolio through efficient docketing, record keeping, and filing. With her extensive background in Insurance, she is well-versed in regulatory, SOPs, and deadline management. Shannon is a dedicated team player and enjoys working with others to achieve common goals. She is excited to support the tech transfer team as we grow and continue to serve the CSU community of researchers by helping to move research and innovations to the commercial space where they may directly impact the quality of people’s lives locally and globally. She earned a BA in Psychology from CU Boulder. Because of her interest in biopsychology and neuropsychology, she took quite a few more science classes than your average psych student. Shannon is a curious, lifelong learner, eager to become immersed in the impressive work underway at CSU STRATA.