|Shirley Levy is a native of South Africa, where she worked for many years as a public relations officer for a travel agency, promoting recreational and business travel. Her longstanding interest in the legal field led her to enroll at UNISA - the University of South Africa, where she obtained a legal degree. Thereafter she was admitted as an Attorney of the High Court of South Africa. She practiced law as an associate at the firm of Horwitz Incorporated, focusing on estates and litigation. She became interested in political matters through the work of her firm. Shirley was also a member of the South African Association of Mediators (SAAM), as well as the Union of Jewish Women. Shirley now lives in Scarsdale, with her husband Syd.