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Kim Snyder

Hawk Education Specialist

Kim Snyder leaning against a tree, holding binoculars.Kim Snyder is a master’s student in Conservation Biology at Antioch University New England, where she is finishing her thesis on vernal pool community composition. Born, raised, and educated in the Hudson Valley of New York, she has been dividing her time between the outside and the library ever since she could stand.

Her passion for birds comes from a childhood spent denying her fascination and a frantic scramble in college to catch up to born-and-bred Bird Nerds. She’s still learning. When not watching raptors, Kim can be found working on her thesis. She’d list a few hobbies, but she probably won’t have any until she graduates.

During her internship with the Harris Center, Kim will work with Pack Monadnock Raptor Observatory staff to develop innovative ways of sharing the fall hawk migration in the midst of a pandemic. She will be creating resources for classrooms, leading online programs, and hosting small-scale, in-person hawk watches from various spots in southwestern New Hampshire. Honestly, it’s what she would have been doing anyway.