Shay received her bachelor of science in nursing degree from the University of Southern MS in 2003. Following graduation she worked for 7 years as an RN, mostly in the ER and GI lab before going back to NP school. In 2009, she graduated with a Master of Science in Nursing, family nurse practitioner focus from the University of South Alabama. She working as a GI NP and Cystic Fibrosis NP in MS prior to moving to TX in 2018. When she is not cheering on her 2 boys in the various sports they participate in, she enjoys spending time her husband and friends, cooking, shopping and traveling.