Once diagnosed, she learned over time to explain her shaking in social situations without embarrassment. By embracing who she is and taking this initiative, she realizes that she’s educating others about ET.
Shipley will empathize with others that have neurological conditions as part of her work. Also, she intends to educate colleagues about the differences between essential tremor and Parkinson’s disease.
She is a member of the National Student Speech, Language and Hearing Association. Shipley also volunteers as a tutor for Faithworks of the Inner City – Oklahoma City’s Power Hour reading program, where she works with at-risk elementary school children.