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 Fall 2020 internship with the Harris Center, Kim worked with Pack Monadnock Raptor Observatory staff to develop innovative ways of sharing the fall hawk migration in the midst of a pandemic, including leading online programs and hosting small-scale, in-person hawk watches from various spots in southwestern New Hampshire. In the spring of 2021, Kim returned to help coordinate amphibian crossing activities in Keene as part of our Salamander Crossing Brigade community science program.