shelly baker
shelly baker

Shelley Baker

Software Engineering Apprentice

Shelley grew up in New York before making her home in Columbus, Ohio and wondering why she hadn’t lived here always.

She has a degree in Psychology and Neuroscience from Kenyon College. She saw her degree as a means to help others using her scientific and mathematical skills. However, after discovering that Neuroscience research was not for her (too many of her co-workers were rats), she entered the social services field instead. After a while, she found her way into teaching English as a Second Language and loved meeting people from all over the world.

However, she missed the sciences. She watched programmers, sitting quietly at their desks, typing code, having a far-reaching impact on the world. Often for the better. She went back to school to become a cool nerd who could help others. This time, a computer nerd instead of a neuroscience nerd.

At Buckeye Innovation, she has found a meeting of minds in their mission to help organizations and businesses grow their positive impact on the community.

In her spare time, Shelley enjoys baking (she is a Baker after all) international breads and cookies. Her latest: Finnish Pulla, Dutch Honingkoek, and Indian Kalakaand. She also binge watches Nordic mystery series. An avid reader, her library card is often maxed out.

“We are here to add what we can to life, not to get what we can from life” – William Osler