Kate McKay

Conservation Easement Monitoring Intern

Kate McKay takes a selfie in front of a wetland.Kate McKay (she/her) is a birder and naturalist from upstate New York. Her lifelong love of nature has inspired her to pursue a career in conservation, and she is currently studying environmental biology and applied ecology at Cornell University. Kate has conducted field studies for many nature organizations in the Northeast, including surveying whip-poor-wills for the Vermont Center for Ecostudies, documenting amphibian road crossings for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, and conducting songbird surveys for the National Park Service. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, drawing, and photography.

Having spent the last two summers in the beautiful Monadnock Region, Kate is looking forward to returning again this summer to work as a Conservation Easement Monitoring intern with the Harris Center’s land protection and stewardship program.