Shallow put herself through college, attending the University of Georgia, where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism with minors in French and Italian.
While in college, she was an active member of the Alpha Omicron Pi sorority. She and some fellow boxers created a non-profit organization titled "Knockouts for Girls", a charity that provides scholarships and boxing lessons for underprivileged girls.
At the end of the second immunity challenge, Billy Garcia of the Aitutaki (Aitu) tribe told Shallow and Woodcock that he was next to go.
Woodcock replied, "We love you," and Garcia believed that Woodcock had fallen in love with him.
After alliance member Woodcock was eliminated, Shallow and Gentry found themselves fighting for survival.