As a principal in Raben's Issue Campaigns practice, Shanna Gong uses her expertise in campaign strategy, messaging development, and coalition building to help clients advance their missions. She brings over a decade of experience working on immigration, criminal justice reform, and reproductive rights advocacy.

Shanna came to Raben from FWD.us, where she helped pioneer FWD.us’s work on criminal justice reform work. She led legislative and ballot campaigns in Oklahoma, managing a diverse, bipartisan coalition and passing seven sentencing and parole reforms.

While at FWD.us, Shanna developed and launched Project Commutation, an innovative storytelling campaign aimed at commuting the sentences of people serving decades for drug possession. The campaign led to the release of over 400 people in the largest single-day commutation in the country and garnered national coverage from NBC News, USA Today, The Hill, and The Washington Post. Shanna also co-authored "Every Second: The Impact of Incarceration on Families," a report in collaboration with researchers at Cornell University and the University of Chicago that provided the first-ever national estimate of Americans who have experienced familial incarceration.

Shanna graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles. She lives in Wisconsin with her husband and two young daughters. On weekends, Shanna can be found training for her next marathon.