Shay grew up in Metro Detroit, and he enjoys spiritual philosophy, foreign culture, astrology, and travel—which has included four continents and 14 countries for various reasons, ranging from leisure to education. Shay is fluent in Spanish, proficient in Portuguese, and beginning to learn Hebrew. Social equality purposes—especially those regarding LGBTQIA+, racial justice, and child wellness—are dear passions.
Shay graduated from the University of Michigan with a BA in Political Science as a member of Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society, and at present is an enrolled law student. Two of his favorite music artists are Andrea Bocelli and Icewear Vezzo.