M.S. in Animals and Public Policy Externship Experience (MAPP)
Brown University’s Animal Research Protection Program (Click link for Externship Presentation)
I spent my summer in Providence, RI working in Brown University’s Office of Research Integrity, where I primarily assisted the Animal Research Protection Program (ARPP), an administrative support team for Brown’s Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC). I received a well-rounded and immersive introduction into the industry of animal research regulation. I drafted policies, assisted with committee proceedings, and participated in animal facility inspections. In the MAPP program I learned about the history of animal research and why regulation is so important today; in my externship I gained an appreciation for these processes in all research areas and learned how to apply the principles and skills in an animal welfare-centered career field. With support from my mentors at Brown and Tufts, I was able to present myself to other institutions as a qualified candidate for jobs in IACUC administration, and I have recently accepted a new role at The Forsyth Institute in Cambridge, MA.