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My name is Aleta Dam and I graduated from Worcester State University in 2017 with a BS in Biology. I grew up on a farm with cows, chickens, oxen, two cats and the surrounding wildlife, giving me a love for the environment and conservation. Through WSU, I traveled to rural areas of the Dominican Republic and the Amazon Rainforest in Ecuador, working with local communities and learning about the environmental concerns of the regions. I began volunteering at Tufts wildlife clinic after graduating, where I developed an interest in veterinary medicine and heard about the MCM program. I was drawn to the one health approach to solve global issues, which combines my desire to work in conservation holistically, helping people and wildlife together. I am a lab tech at a toxicology laboratory, and in my free time I enjoy traveling, finding great coffee, and playing with my Australian Shepherd, Will.