Shelby grew up in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. At her high school Girls’ College, she studied Child Development as a Cambridge O’level subject and attained the highest mark in her exams which resulted in her becoming the first winner of the Child Development Trophy. Shelby went on to study at Varsity College in Cape Town and achieved a Higher Certificate in Event Management. She then studied two years of her Bachelor of Education Degree in Cape Town before deciding to carry on with her studies in Namibia for 6 months based in a fishing town where she ran a small classroom of pupils at a lodge overlooking the Zambezi River. She graduated with a Bachelor of Education Degree (Foundation Phase) in South Africa and has since worked at Silver Linings, a Special Education school in Harare. She attained her TEFL Certificate before coming to Malaysia. Teaching children is her passion and helping them reach their highest potential is her goal. Her interests include fishing, the occasional adrenaline activity such as skydiving, reading, watching sunsets and visiting new places.