Dr. Andrei Snyman - Project Director and Principle Investigator


Dr. Snyman is a Namibian born South African who completed his bachelors and masters in Pretoria, South Africa. From 2004 to 2006, Dr. Snyman started his career as a carnivore biologist where he worked in the Kruger National Park as a research assistant on a lion project and in 2007 upon completion of his degrees, he took up a field research position at Mashatu Game Reserve. From 2007 until 2012, Dr. Snyman worked as the resident biologist, conducting studies on lion and leopard. Dr. Snyman went on to complete his doctoral degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2016, while maintaining active projects in Botswana throughout the duration of his studies. Upon completion of his doctoral degree, Dr. Snyman began work as an adjunct professor through the California State University system and took up the position of director of research in Mashatu. Currently, Dr. Snyman is setting up a research center in Eastern Botswana to facilitate additional studies and educational opportunities for both local and foreign students and working as an adjunct professor in the California Central Valley area.