2020 Thirty Under 30: Shane Adams

Shane shows that he is a thoughtful and conscientious person through his work of preservation and conservation. He graduated in 2017 from Tennessee Technological University and is a member of the Iota Theta chapter, previously serving as Vice archon and archon and is a Certified Ritualist. He currently works for the United States Fish and Wildlife Service as a Spatial Ecologist and Cartographer. He serves the southeastern portion of the United States plus the U.S. Caribbean. Using the latest data science and applied conservation biology principles he works hard to benefit the nation’s fish and wildlife resources. In 2019, he earned his master’s degree in Environmental Informatics while also working full time. He has been able to be a part of various projects that have resulted in the recovery and sustainment of endangered species native to the Tennessee region Currently, he is the lead geospatial scientist for the Appalachian EcoRegion and is helping spearhead ongoing research and development of applied landscape scale conservation efforts throughout the region. He was awarded 1st place for Spatial Map Design in 2019 by the Tennessee Geographical Information Council. He gives back by mentoring current students at Tennessee Tech University to help them reach their own personal and career goals through one on one sessions and internships. For the Fraternity, he volunteers his time as a chapter advisor. He credits his experiences, education and social experiences through Pi Kappa Phi for helping him find success in his career.