Shoba holds a PhD from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and completed her postdoctoral training at UCSF. From 2011-2017 as a faculty leader at CMU, she directly advised over 200 students, taught nearly 850 students at the BS, MS, and PhD levels. She has guided several trainees toward successful internships and full-time positions. She has a strong record in science teaching and education innovation. She is a recipient of the Simon ProSEED grant for technology-enhanced learning and a Wimmer faculty fellowship. She started in her current role in 2017, and holds a faculty appointment in CDB.