Shelby Buono serves as the director of strategic projects at NIET, where she leads and supports a variety of internal and external projects. Prior to joining NIET, Shelby served as director of data use in the research and strategy division at the Tennessee Department of Education. In this role, she led the development and deployment of multiple strategic data reporting platforms aimed at increasing access to and use of data for various stakeholders including district leaders, school leaders, and the public. Additionally, Shelby supported the design and implementation of strategic monitoring of the Department's strategic plan.
Shelby began her career as a financial analyst at Goldman Sachs in New York City in the securities and investment banking divisions. She graduated from Vanderbilt University with degrees in public policy, mathematics, and economics.