Shea O'Neill joined the firm in 2013 as a Research Associate. Shea earned his bachelor's degree from Ithaca College and a master’s degree in City and Regional Planning from the University of Pennsylvania. While enrolled at Penn, Shea studied workforce development, though his primary research interest involved designing GIS-processes to address complex issues in planning
Shea’s primary responsibilities have been to manage and analyze spatial, demographic, economic, and qualitative data across a multitude of projects within U3 Advisors. In addition, Shea has recently taken a lead in the procurement initiatives of U3 Advisors, working closely with procurement departments of major institutions to channel larger percentages of their procurement spending to local businesses. When he is not working with U3 Advisors, Shea teaches several courses in Advanced GIS at the University of Pennsylvania and Philadelphia University.