Grant McKenzie is an Assistant Professor of Geoinformatics in the Department of Geography at McGill University. Prior to this appointment he was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geographical Sciences at the University of Maryland, College Park and an affiliate faculty in the Center for Geospatial Information Science. At McGill, Grant leads the Platial Analysis Lab, an interdisciplinary research group that works at the intersection of information science and behavioral geography. Much of Grant's work examines how human activities vary within and between local neighborhoods and global communities. This has driven his applied interests in financial accessibility, geoprivacy, and micro-mobility services as well as the broader role that GIScience plays at the intersection of information technologies and society. Grant is a founding member of the Seattle-based start-up consultancy Spatial Development International and has worked as a data scientist and software developer for a range of NGOs and leading technology companies.