Staff Profile

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Sean Lyon

Collections Assistant

Gantz Family Collections Center

Sean is a Collections Assistant in the Bird Collections. He works to develop the digital imaging of passerine birds as a part of the Museum’s ongoing avian salvage program. This digitization initiative is part of a project called PLUME: Phenotypic Linkage Utilizing Multimedia in EMu. The images that Sean develops are available worldwide through the Field Museum’s specimen database.

Sean’s broad experiences include working in sales consulting, performing agroecological surveys of smallholder farms in northern Tanzania, and assessing the conservation status of global amphibian species as a Program Officer for the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

Sean hold a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies: Biology/Business from Wheaton College. His senior thesis was titled “Promoting Restorative Landscape Use: Birds and the Need for Ecologically-Sustainable Agricultural Business.” You can reach him at 312.665.7136.