Grant grew up in Spokane, Washington, but has been lucky to call many places home over the years. He received a B.A. in Biology and Environmental Studies from Whitman College, where he explored interests in conservation ecology, biochemistry, and environmental justice. His journey thus far has included investigating climate change in the tide pools of Sitka, Alaska, surveying tropical plants in the cloud forests of Ecuador, teaching English as a foreign language on the small Spanish island of Menorca, and researching native redband trout populations in his hometown Spokane River.
As of 2021, Grant calls Jackson and the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem home. His work with the Alliance focuses on human-wildlife coexistence, in which he conducts research and distributes information on how our human communities can best thrive alongside other species on the land. Grant believes in community action that simultaneously promotes ecological health and social wellbeing. He strives to build relationships with diverse Teton County community members – including Indigenous, Latino, and working-class populations – to increase equity and justice in conservation programming and policy.
Frequently juggling two to three jobs, Grant has also worked as a kayak, raft, and hiking guide, rock climbing instructor, ski resort employee, and Food Access Specialist for the One22 Resource Center. He speaks Spanish and English, enjoys meeting new people, and is a member of the Jackson Hole LGBTQ+ community.