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Melissa Hoffman

Wednesday, April, 14th, 2021 MAPP MAPP Alumni Profiles

Education: B.A., World Literature, UCLA, 2008 M.S. in Animals and Public Policy, Tufts University, 2014 Currently a 3rd year rabbinical student at the Academy of Jewish Religion, California Current Position: Director, Jewish Initiative for Animals (JIFA) What were you doing before entering the M.S. in Animals and Public Policy (MAPP) program? Prior to MAPP, I Read More

Melissa Hoffman

Melanie Lary

Thursday, March, 25th, 2021 MAPP MAPP Alumni Profiles

Education: B.A. in Biology, with a concentration in evolution, ecology, and animal behavior, Skidmore College, 2000 M.S. in Animals and Public Policy, Tufts University, 2006 Current Position: I’m currently the U.S. Research and Campaigns Officer for FOUR PAWS, which is an international animal welfare organization. I conduct ongoing research into animal protection issues relating to Read More

Melanie Lary n TX with a few of her mom’s miniature horses

Kerry Bannon Garofano

Saturday, January, 9th, 2021 MAPP MAPP Alumni Profiles

Education: B.S. in Biology, Union College, 2008 M.S. in Animals and Public Policy, Tufts University, 2010 Current Position: Assistant Director of Development, Connecticut Humane Society What were you doing before entering the Master’s in Animals and Public Policy (MAPP) program? I joined the MAPP program shortly after completing my undergraduate studies at Union College. While Read More

Kerry Garofano

Kate McPherson

Thursday, June, 4th, 2020 MAPP MAPP Alumni Profiles

Education: B.S. in Marine Science from the University of Maine, 2011 M.S. in Animals and Public Policy, Tufts University, 2012 M.Sc. in Marine Mammal Science from The University of St Andrews, 2018 Current Position: Right Whale Aerial Observer, Clearwater Marine Aquarium Research Institute, Florida What were you doing before entering the Master’s in Animals and Read More

Claire (Koss) Johnson

Wednesday, January, 15th, 2020 MAPP MAPP Alumni Profiles

Education: B.A. in Anthropology with minor in Biology, UMass Boston, 2012 M.S. in Animals and Public Policy, Tufts University, 2013 Current Position: I am the Manager of Quality Assurance & Compliance and IACUC Chair at Mispro Biotech Services. Mispro is a contract vivarium organization offering co-working research space along with comprehensive animal care and compliance Read More

Mavis Wolf

Wednesday, October, 23rd, 2019 MAPP MAPP Alumni Profiles

Education: B.S., Biology & Psychology, University of Georgia, 2015 M.S. in Animals and Public Policy, Tufts University, 2020 Current Position: Community Outreach Specialist, Atlanta Humane Society What were you doing before entering the Masters in Animals and Public Policy (MAPP) program? After graduating college, I sought opportunities to spend more time with animals, so I Read More

Lauren Trifone

Wednesday, October, 23rd, 2019 MAPP MAPP Alumni Profiles

Education: B.A., Wildlife Biology, SUNY Empire State College, 2018 M.S. in Animals and Public Policy, Tufts University, 2020 Current Position: Conservation Agent, Spencer Town Hall in Spencer, MA What were you doing before entering the Masters in Animals and Public Policy (MAPP) program? I have been working with C-SPEC since October 2018, studying behavior and Read More

Tania Roa

Wednesday, October, 23rd, 2019 MAPP Alumni Profiles

Education: B.A., Psychology with minor in Animal Science, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, 2018 M.S. in Animals and Public Policy, Tufts University, 2020 Current Position: Social Media, Writing, and Online Outreach Intern, Biodiversity for a Livable Climate, Cambridge, MA In what ways do you use your MAPP in your current position? I actively connect the Read More

Tara Reid

Wednesday, October, 23rd, 2019 MAPP MAPP Alumni Profiles

Education: B.S., Animal Science and Technology, University of Rhode Island, 2018 M.S. in Animals and Public Policy, Tufts University, 2020 Current Position: Consumer Safety Inspector, USDA What were you doing before entering the Masters in Animals and Public Policy (MAPP) program? Before entering the MAPP program at Tufts I was completing my degree in Animal Read More

Blythe Owen

Wednesday, October, 23rd, 2019 MAPP MAPP Alumni Profiles

Education: B.A., Psychology, Wheaton College, 2019 M.S. in Animals and Public Policy, Tufts University, 2020 Current Position: I’m working as a Policy Research Analyst with the Network Science Initiative division of National Journal. I have also been put onto the energy and environment vertical of our work, so I’ve been really enjoying working on a Read More