Marcus Gray, a 2002 graduate of Thomas Dale High School, recently accepted a position with the Safari Club International (SCI) Foundation in Washington D.C. as their coordinator of conservation and research programs. Gray has Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife Conservation from Unity College in Maine and a master’s degree in Wildlife Science from South Dakota State University; and, with his new job which officially began Monday, July 11, will travel and work internationally.
For the past two years, he served as the wildlife disease biologist for the USDA-APHIS-Wildlife Services. In his new job, Marcus will be responsible for coordination of the SCI Foundation’s international wildlife conservation programs. Core wildlife conservation programs are located in Africa, Asia, North America and South America. He will also manage an international conservation grant program, maintain databases, research present-day conservation issues, communicate current project reports to various audiences, assist in annual budget development, coordinate program-related events and provide support to the SCI membership.
Marcus is the son of Chester residents Charles and Dana Gray.