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Shakena Lum-Cox

Associate Director of Talent Development & Diversity

Why Benefits Data Trust?

"This is a great opportunity to serve the community! It's such a great feeling working with a wonderful group of caring people, all working for a greater good!"


M.A. International Peace and Conflict Resolution, B.A. Accounting/Spanish

My Family:

Me and my husband Nigel.

Passionate About:

People development.

Volunteer Work:

I really enjoy Habitat for Humanity. I was able to travel to New Orleans to rebuild after Hurricane Katrina, and continue with local constructions.

If I Had Chosen Another Career, I Would Have Been…

A holistic physician.

Greatest Personal Achievement:

Still working on it!

Favorite Part Of Your Job:

Knowing that I’m doing my part to change someone’s life every day.

Favorite Travel Destination:

Costa Rica

Key To Success:

Stay true to yourself. You will always be successful following the path made for you!

Can’t Go A Day Without…

A cup of tea!

Favorite Book:

The Seat of the Soul by Gary Zukav.

Favorite Movie:

I don’t have a favorite, but I love all things horror! I watch all of the horror movies and spend many weekends watching the Chiller/Syfy channels.

Favorite Food:

Spicy shrimp and grits and crab cakes.


Yoga, running, shopping, sleeping…

Fun Fact About Me:

I’m really into ghosts. I’m sure I was a ghost hunter and/or medium in a former life.