Currently, Shawn serves the Jane Goodall Institute as director of community engagement where he has worked for 11 years. While today Shawn’s role focuses engaging the Institute’s audiences in all of their research, conservation and education programs, previously, Shawn supported the organization’s youth program Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots. Shawn Sweeney is a 2011 alumnus of the Institute for Humane Education’s masters of education program. In 2006, Shawn graduated from the College of Wooster with a bachelor of arts degree in psychology. Shawn lives and works from home in Gilbert, Arizona.