McKinley (Mac) is from the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians. He is currently a Research Coordinator with the American Indian Cancer Foundation (AICAF). He joined AICAF because he is interested in working to promote healthy behaviors and communities. He has a bachelor’s degree in health and human physiology from the University of Iowa. Go Hawkeyes! Mac’s work will include collaborating with other AICAF staff to coordinate community-based research projects. That includes documenting the use of commercial tobacco among American Indians in Minnesota and addressing the high rates of commercial tobacco use in our communities. He will also gather data, develop IRB applications, and analyze results using a tobacco survey developed with the assistance of tribal communities.