Judge Brown received her bachelor of arts from University of California, Davis and her juris doctorate from Santa Clara University, School of Law. Upon graduating from law school, Judge Brown served as a public defender fighting for all those who did not traditionally have a voice or access to their constitutional right of appropriate representation. In 2011, California Governor Jerry Brown appointed Shelyna V. Brown to the bench in Santa Clara County.

Shelyna Brown is a licensed minister and has been an active member and ministerial leader of Maranatha Christian Center in San Jose, CA for over 20 years. Her desire is simply to teach God’s word and equip God’s people with practical tools to live the abundant life they were created and destined to live.