Shane McKenzie, a Chicago-area native, earned his BS degree from Southern Illinois University of Carbondale, majoring in Forest Resource Management and minoring in Environmental Studies. He has worked on several wildlife projects across the country focusing on carnivore ecology. Shane started his field career with the Southern Illinois University Cooperative Wildlife Research Laboratory and then the Max McGraw Wildlife Foundation for the first time in 2008-2009. Since then, he was a contributing member to the IGBST in Yellowstone National Park, the U.S. Forest Service in the Sierras of California, and the Colorado Division of Wildlife’s Lynx Recovery Program. He returned to Max McGraw early in 2011 to continuing working with the urban carnivore project and became an Associate Researcher in 2014.