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About Me

Shaquana’s extensive and highly specialized professional background in international trade compliance allows her to be an industry leader and widely recognized expert. Though in professional settings, it is also her vibrant personality that naturally draws the attention of her colleagues and clients.

Her radiant energy and passion for international trade are frequently called upon for industry trainings and counsel. She aims to inspire those around her to learn, grow, and excel in their field with every interaction.

That devotion to teach alongside her refreshingly dynamic spark is translated into Shaquana’s signature instruction style, fondly known as the “Shaq Breakdown.” With an emphasis on realism, mentorship, and simplicity, she makes the most complex industry concepts comprehensible and enjoyable.

Agate Solutions is an extension of those teachings as well as Shaquana’s commitment to serve. The mission is to equip organizations and individuals of all backgrounds with the tools and resources necessary to grow their skills, better defining their future success.

Industry Experience

Shaquana is an accomplished International Trade and Global Logistics professional with over 17 years of industry experience.

She uniquely specializes in duty savings and recovery with a career savings of over $30M. She also specializes in the transportation of hazardous materials.

Shaquana is a Certified Customs Specialist, a Certified Duty Drawback Specialist and an active member of the International Compliance Professionals of America (ICPA), the National Customs Broker & Forwarders Association of America (NCBFAA), and Organization of the Women in International Trade (OWIT).

Shaquana holds a Masters in Science from the University of New Haven.



Combining years of experience into every course

Board Member

Troops 2 Logistics

Board Member at large


Council Chair - International Trade



Member and Atlanta Data Lead

Women in International Trade

Member - New York Chapter

Meet the Rest of Our Instructors

We are a diverse group of on-the-field subject matter experts eager to teach the niche skills of our international trade.

Carmen Aranas, MBA, CSS, CES
Vice President of Global Sales for AGWorld

Carmen Aranas is Vice President of Global Sales for AGWorld - Freight Forwarding, Logistics, and Customs Brokerage.

Chadwick Burroughs
North American Domestic Freight Expert

Chadwick Burroughs is an accomplished North American domestic freight expert in the Chemical, Medical, and Manufacturing supply chain industry.

Jermeale Lewis-Johnson, LCB
CEO and Founder of Just Your Broker Inc.

Jermeale is a Licensed Customs Broker with expertise in the U.S. Customs Clearance of pharmaceuticals, medical devices, wearing apparel and various food items.

Tiara Swain
Director of Business and Professional Development

Tiara Swain is a strategic Business and Career Consultant that enhances brands to reach financial goals.