Shannon Zhang is a third year law student at Columbia Law School. In the context of the Platform Co-op Development Kit, she researched the current state of co-op laws, as well as statutory schemes similar to co-ops, on a state-by-state basis in the United States. Prior to attending Columbia Law, she graduated from the University of Southern California (USC) with a BA in Political Science in 2015. After USC, she worked for the U.S. Department of Justice as a paralegal.