Shel Silvernail (’90)

Posted on June 15th, 2010 by

Shel came to Gustavus direct from the pastures and marshlands of Watertown, MN.  After graduating with her hard-won philosophy major, she took advantage of the rebounding economy of the early 90’s to secure a prestigious job tending bar while taking further classes and researching career opportunities.  Three years later, in an unforgettable Peter Pan moment, she abruptly sold her house, car and possessions and blew it all traveling around Europe.  She returned to the states with a renewed soul and went on to work in such various career fields as catering, publishing, academic research, event management and education before settling in on nursing.  She can currently be found on the night shift in Labor and Delivery at HCMC in Minneapolis or cheering wildly for her two daughters at swim meets throughout Minnesota.


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