Kayley Bateman

Kayley Bateman is the Programs Manager at the Snow Leopard Conservancy (SLC), where she oversees SLC’s conservation, education, and research programs, and serves as the primary liaison between SLC and its global partners. Before joining the Conservancy, Kayley spent 15 years as an animal care specialist working directly with snow leopards, bears, wolves, and other wildlife at the San Francisco Zoo and Brookfield Zoo. At SLC, Kayley is dedicated to advancing community-led conservation endeavors and fostering collaboration between in-situ and ex-situ conservation. She holds a Bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois and a Master's in Biology from Miami University’s Project Dragonfly. Beyond her role at the Conservancy, Kayley mentors graduate students at Miami University through authorship and leadership challenges as an Alumni Leader. Additionally, she is involved with a grassroots organization within the American Association of Zookeepers known as “Trees for You and Me,” a zookeeper-funded grant program that supports reforestation efforts and brings awareness to climate change.