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Elizabeth “Liz” Clancy

Thursday, May, 17th, 2018 MAPP MAPP Alumni Profiles

Education: B.A. in English, New York University, 1993 M.S. in Animals and Public Policy, Tufts University, 1996 Current Position: 1) Research Administrator at NYU Langone Medical Center, and 2) Consultant and writer, companion animal welfare topics. External to my position in the Department of Population Health at NYU Langone Medical Center, I do consulting for Read More

Heidi Colonna

Tuesday, May, 15th, 2018 MAPP MAPP Alumni Profiles

Education: Degree earned: B.S. in Animal Science/ Pre-Vet, UMass Amherst, 1997 M.S. in Animals and Public Policy, Tufts University, 1998 Current Position: Curriculum Development Manager, The Humane Society of the United States. I plan and develop online courses, K-12 curriculums and other training and educational offerings for HSUS’s training department, Humane Society Academy. I work Read More

Lauren “Ren” Bettencourt

Wednesday, April, 18th, 2018 MAPP MAPP Alumni Profiles

Education: B.A., English, University of New Hampshire, Durham, 2005 M.A. in Teaching, Education Concentration, Simmons College, 2009 M.S. in Animals and Public Policy, Tufts University, 2016 Current Position: Digital Communications Coordinator at Four Paws In what ways do you use your Masters in Animals and Public Policy (MAPP) degree in your current position? I truly Read More

Julia Seeley

Thursday, March, 15th, 2018 MAPP MAPP Alumni Profiles

Education: B.A. in Journalism, Michigan State University, 2004 M.S. in Animals and Public Policy, Tufts University, 2016 Current Position: Senior Specialist, Internal Communications at The Humane Society of the United States What were you doing before entering the Masters in Animals and Public Policy (MAPP) program? For nearly ten years I have obtained project management, Read More

Valerie Benka

Friday, February, 9th, 2018 MAPP MAPP Alumni Profiles

Education: B.A. in America Literature, Middlebury College, 2004 M.P.P., M.S. in Conservation Biology, Environmental Policy & Planning, University of Michigan, 2012 M.S. in Animals and Public Policy, Tufts University, 2012 Current Position: Project Manager, Alliance for Contraception in Cats & Dogs (ACC&D) What were you doing before entering the Masters in Animals and Public Policy Read More

Emily Anderson

Tuesday, January, 23rd, 2018 MAPP MAPP Alumni Profiles

Education: B.A., Biology with a Minor in Music, Smith College, 2014 M.S. in Animals and Public Policy, Tufts University, 2017 Current Position Research and Testing Coordinator, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine What were you doing before entering the Masters in Animals and Public Policy program? Prior to entering the MAPP program, I worked as a Read More

Leah Widdicombe

Monday, January, 22nd, 2018 MAPP MAPP Alumni Profiles

Education: B.S., Animal Behavior with Minors in Anthropology, Biology, and Studio Art, Indiana University, 2015 M.S. in Animals and Public Policy, Tufts University, 2019 Current Position: Training Program Coordinator, The Dog Care Academy at St. Francis House. The Dog Care Academy is job training program for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness Read More

Mikhaila Waldman

Monday, January, 22nd, 2018 MAPP MAPP Alumni Profiles

Education: B.A., Business and Management with a minor in Religious Studies, Wheaton College, 2016 M.S. in Animals and Public Policy, Tufts University, 2019 What were you doing before entering the Masters in Animals and Public Policy program? After graduating college, I took a year off to apply to graduate school and to continue training my Read More

Rafael Rabines

Monday, January, 22nd, 2018 MAPP MAPP Alumni Profiles

Education: B.A., Biology-Zoology, Sonoma State University, 2015 M.S. in Animals and Public Policy, Tufts University, 2018 What were you doing before entering the Masters in Animals and Public Policy program? Prior to my enrollment in the MAPP program I was a biological field technician for US Geological Surveys. I was stationed in northern Nevada as Read More

Alicia Pensarosa

Monday, January, 22nd, 2018 MAPP MAPP Alumni Profiles

Education: B.S., Marketing, Salve Regina University, 2004 M.S. in Animals and Public Policy, Tufts University, 2019 Current Position: Assistant Director, Ocean Alliance What were you doing before entering the Masters in Animals and Public Policy program? Account Director, Talent Works International. I have been working in advertising account management for the past 13 years. I Read More