Shannon Evanchec graduated in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering from Georgia Tech. Upon graduating from the Institute, she was selected to the CREATE-X program, where she co-founded TruePani based on insights gleaned while working as a research assistant in the Brown Water Group. Today, Shannon is the CEO of TruePani, a water quality and cleantech startup which has developed two products and completed consulting projects worldwide focused on reducing environmental contaminants such as lead in drinking water and carbon dioxide emissions for over 400,000 people. Shannon’s work has won first place at the Rice University Water Technologies Design Competition, was awarded the 2020 Dean's Impact Award, was named a “Promising Prototype to Watch in the Year Ahead” by Engineering for Change Magazine, and has won the People’s Choice Award at the 2016 InVenture Prize- the nation’s largest undergraduate research competition. Shannon has been featured on various media outlets such as Atlanta Business Chronicle, Fox5 Atlanta, Vunela, Atlanta Inno, Georgia Tech News, and Hypepotamus and has spoken at numerous events and has spoken at numerous events and conferences about water quality and facets of entrepreneurship.