Alina Boyden

Raptor Ambassador Coordinator

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(801) 484-6808

In 2009, Alina Boyden watched a UPS truck intentionally run over a vulture in North Carolina. Motivated to work in raptor conservation, she joined Piedmont Wildlife Center, where she worked as a raptor volunteer coordinator and nature educator. She left Piedmont in 2013 to attend graduate school in anthropology, graduating with master's degrees in Cultural Anthropology and Archaeology. Along the way, she worked with Black Kite conservation in New Delhi, India, and published two novels. She joined HawkWatch International's education team as the Raptor Ambassador Coordinator in December 2021 and is thrilled to resume her work in conservation education.

In her spare time, Alina enjoys writing novels, teaching and practicing historical fencing, cycling, and watching falconry videos on YouTube.

Favorite raptor: Gyrfalcon