Shannon Barber-Meyer holds a Ph.D. in wildlife conservation. She has studied tigers in Asia, emperor penguins in Antarctica, and elk calves in Yellowstone National Park and helped reintroduce Mexican wolves into the southwestern United States and gray wolves to Isle Royale National Park. She is currently a research wildlife biologist with the U.S. Geological Survey investigating primarily wolves and white-tailed deer. She is a representative on the Interagency CITES Committee and a member of the IUCN SSC Canid Specialist Group. Shannon lives in Ely, Minnesota, where she helps with wolf care at the International Wolf Center.