Research Interests: Ecology, physiology, and conservation of reptiles and amphibians
Ph.D. in Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology, University of Nevada, Reno
B.A. in Wildlife Biology and Ecology, Unity College
Dr. Snyder was a National Academies Education Fellow in the Life Sciences and taught at the University of Nevada, Reno before joining the Simon’s Rock faculty. Her research addresses the conservation of reptiles and amphibians, most recently on the Caribbean Island of Montserrat, where she also teaches field courses in the Simon’s Rock Signature Program in Tropical Ecology and Sustainability. Dr. Snyder’s research has been published in journals, including Caribbean Herpetology, Royal Society Open Science, and The Journal of Thermal Biology. Dr. Snyder curates the animals in the Simon’s Rock Natural History Collection and supervises husbandry of living reptiles and amphibians at the college, which are used for study in biology classes and for educational community outreach. She has been on the planning committee for the Berkshire Natural History Conference and has participated with her students in the Berkshire BioBlitz. Dr. Snyder has been teaching at Simon's Rock since 2014.