Shane is from the Pueblo of Santo Domingo. He is attending Santa Fe Community College studying criminal justice and human services. Shane joined the IAE seed team because this job allowed him to work outdoors and discover new places in New Mexico. In addition to learning about seed collecting, working on the seed crew he learned the names of plants (both common and Latin), how to characterize soils, and how to collect plant voucher specimens. In his spare time, Shane enjoys hunting and fishing.