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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 IACUC Chair and Compliance Coordinator at Mispro Biotech Services. Mispro is a contract vivarium organization offering co-working research space along with comprehensive animal care and compliance service in key life-science Read More

Mavis Wolf

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

Education: B.S., Biology & Psychology, University of Georgia, 2015 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 began volunteering with a local service dog organization, Canine Assistants. A year into volunteering, I began working Read More

Lauren Trifone

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

Education: B.A., Wildlife Biology, SUNY Empire State College, 2018 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 adaptation among seals and sea lions in human care. I also recently moved back to Massachusetts after being gone 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 Current Position: Social Media, Writing, and Online Outreach Intern, Biodiversity for a Livable Climate, Cambridge, MA What were you doing before entering the M.S. in Animals and Public Policy (MAPP) program? I took a gap year to finish my undergraduate research Read More

Tara Reid

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

Education: B.S., Animal Science and Technology, University of Rhode Island, 2018 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 Science at URI. What aspects of MAPP led to your decision to join the program? Read More

Blythe Owen

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

Education: B.A., Psychology, Wheaton College, 2019 Current Position: Policy, Advocacy, and Strategic Development Intern at Africa Network for Animal Welfare What were you doing before entering the Masters in Animals and Public Policy (MAPP) program? As I just graduated this past May, I spent most of my summer helping my parents move into their new Read More

Alexandria (Lexie) Laing

Tuesday, October, 22nd, 2019 MAPP MAPP Alumni Profiles

Education: B.A., Integrative Biology, Harvard University, 2019 What were you doing before entering the Masters in Animals and Public Policy (MAPP) program? I was an undergraduate at Harvard University playing for the varsity women’s Ice Hockey team at Harvard. This summer I took an intensive organic chemistry class at Harvard Extension School. What aspects of Read More

Mikhala Kaseweter

Tuesday, October, 22nd, 2019 MAPP MAPP Alumni Profiles

Education: B.A., Sociology and Environmental Studies, Saint Mary’s College, 2017 I graduated in 2017 with a B.A. from Saint Mary’s College. I double majored in sociology and environmental studies, the latter of which was a student-designed study programme I submitted to the curriculum committee born of my discontent with existing majors. (The evolution + ecology Read More

Casey Boyer

Tuesday, October, 22nd, 2019 MAPP MAPP Alumni Profiles

Education: B.S., Animal and Poultry Sciences with an emphasis in Companion and Laboratory Animals, Virginia Tech, 2018 What were you doing before entering the Masters in Animals and Public Policy program? I was doing a mix of things. I worked at a veterinary hospital as a veterinary assistant. I did two zoo internships with exotic Read More