Kate Howard completed her undergraduate degree in Wildlife Conservation and Management at Humboldt State University in northern California. 

Kate is conducting her thesis research on the habitat selection of Black-shouldered Kites in Swaziland agroecosystems. She will be radio-tracking these birds to understand their wintering home ranges, landscape habitat and foraging preferences.  This information will inform local Swaziland farmers how to manage their land to promote the presence of these birds.