Ms. Shelton started her career as an Attorney with Bouhan, Williams & Levy in Savannah, Georgia and a law clerk to the Honorable Duross Fitzpatrick, United States District Judge for the Middle District of Georgia. She has Doctorate in Law and Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts from Bucknell University. Ms. Shelton was born and raised in Durham, North Carolina.
She has previously served as the Consul General at the Consulate General of US in Hamilton, Bermuda. Her previous assignments include Slovenia, Nepal, Belarus, Malaysia and Washington DC.
Ms. Shelton replaced Brian Heath, who assumed charge as the U.S. Consul General in Karachi on August 20, 2014.
The US Consulate in Karachi is one of the largest Consulate General in terms of both personnel and facilities, than many U.S. Embassies. It is part of Mission Pakistan and reports through the Embassy of the United States in Islamabad.