Prior to founding YSK Events, Shabana was an accomplished professional Squash player and Coach. She always had a creative streak. She is graduate of the University of Washington with a BA in English. While on the professional tour, she planned, executed, and competed in national and world tour squash events, including the Women's World Championships. Her passion for sports and creative drive lead her to start YSK events in late 2013.
Shabana spearheaded the bid and management of the 2015 Men's World Squash Championship. Her journey managing the largest and most prestigious squash tournament in the world, inspired her into diversifying YSK Events into other aspects of event management.
Shabana serves on the PSA board. She has also served on the board as a player, for WISPA (now PSA). She has won numerous US National titles and achieved a World Ranking of #23.