Marc Napao is a project biologist currently completing his MS at University of Nairobi. He was brought up around Mpala, Laikipia District, home to the Mpala Research Center and the Laikipia Predator Project. He has been around wildlife and scientists all his life, which has helped nurture a keen passion for conservation. Napao has a BS from Kenyatta University. He also has a certificate in GIS and Remote Sensing. Napao works as a research assistant for the Laikipia Predator Project, and is also establishing an identification database of lions throughout the region.