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Shannyn Snyder, MA

Department of Global and Community Health

Shannyn Snyder

Shannyn Snyder received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Master of Interdisciplinary Studies in Anthropology and Global Health, both through George Mason University.  Her previous research includes the study of access to clean water and healthcare in vulnerable populations and illness and mortality due to inadequate sanitation.  Her current work focuses on socioeconomic status and basic needs, as well as environmental and social justice issues both domestic and international.  She developed Water Health Educator as a means to connect college students and public health professionals, as well as the general public, with news of community, regional, and global issues concerning water.  She is a member of the Society for Applied Anthropology and the American Public Health Association. 


  • MA, Interdisciplinary Studies (Concentrations: Anthropology and Global Health), George Mason University
  • BA, Political Science, George Mason University