Shelby O'Rourke was a Vault-Tec University researcher that specialized in cryptozoology.
Like her father before her, Shebly was obsessed with finding evidence of cryptids. She's dedicated her adult life to finding proof and even enrolled in VTU to enrich her knowledge of technology to better her chances of capturing evidence of anything. At VTU, she would be an exemplary student if a bit more eccentric than everyone else. With permission from Dean Harland Elliot, she would be granted some funding to pursue an investigation into cryptids as her senior thesis. She would set up camp at a shack before the Great War where she would mount sensors all around what would become the The Mire. After the Great War, she would continue attempting to capture evidence of any cryptid until one day she would catch a ping on her sensors of something that shouldn't exist...
Shelby O'Rourke is only mentioned in Fallout 76.