Shannon von Felden is the Director of Rare Disease Legislative Advocates, a program of the EveryLife Foundation for Rare Diseases. She works with rare disease advocates across the country to engage at the local, state, and federal level. She began her career on Capitol Hill as a Legislative Assistant for Congresswoman Shelley Berkley (NV) working on health care and veterans affairs issues. Shannon has worked with national nonprofit organizations to further their policy and advocacy goals including Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and National Osteoporosis Foundation. She received her Master of Public Policy from American University.