Shanna Devine is the worker health and safety advocate for Public Citizen’s Congress Watch division. In that capacity, she plays a leading role managing Congress Watch’s policy and advocacy on occupational health and safety, including whistleblower rights for public and private sector employees.
Shanna received her master of public management degree from the University of Maryland’s School of Public Policy. She completed her bachelor’s degree in Critical Theory and Social Justice at Occidental College. Previously, Shanna served as lobbyist with Public Citizen’s Access to Medicines Program, where she advocated for policies to make medicines available worldwide by challenging pharmaceutical industry monopoly power. Prior to joining Public Citizen, Devine was the Legislative Director for the Government Accountability Project, a whistleblower protection and advocacy organization located in Washington, D.C.
Shanna has been quoted in publications such as The Washington Post, The Nation, PolitiFact, The Intercept, The Times-Picayune, Truthout, Al Jazeera, The Independent, Inside OSHA Online, Safety + Health and Intellectual Property Watch. She also has been interviewed on Pacifica Radio.