Shelly Marc

Civic Engagement and Racial Justice Public Policy Manager, Instagram

Shelly is the Civic Engagement and Racial Justice Public Policy Manager at Instagram. Working on developing civic engagement and racial justice partnerships, as well as supporting stakeholders in those communities who use Instagram to further their goals.

She is the former U.S House of Representatives staffer, where she served as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-13) managing strategic engagement and policy reform on criminal justice reform, civil and voting rights, small/minority businesses, and technology. She was responsible for developing and advancing a proactive legislative agenda on racial equity and judiciary policy and working closely with outside stakeholders/constituents.

Prior to that she consulted clients on national social impact campaigns addressing climate change, criminal justice reform, voting rights, racial equity and more. Shelly worked as the Deputy Director of African American Outreach for When We All Vote. She also previously served as a Policy Advisor in the White House Office of Public Engagement, focusing on projects built to empower African-American communities while supporting criminal justice reform and the 21st Century Policing Task Force. Prior to her role at the White House, she worked as an aide to the U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (NY).

Shelly is a Central Florida native with a degree in Political Science and Criminology from the University of South Florida, and a proud member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.