Shadi was born and raised in Tehran, Iran. She moved to the Chicago area with her family when she was 15 years old. She is pursuing an education in the Political Science field at Loyola University of Chicago and is planning to attend law school after graduation.
She has participated in many social, educational, and charitable organizations and as a council member for the Phi Sigma Sigma sorority at Loyola, Shadi enjoys event planning and has a passion for community service and unity. Painting, drawing, and baking are some of her other hobbies.