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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 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 was mostly working as an educator and in spiritual leadership in the Jewish 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

Kirsten Welborn

Wednesday, September, 9th, 2020 MAPP MAPP Student Profiles

Master’s in Animals and Public Policy (MAPP) Candidate 2021 Education: B.S., Animal Science, Michigan State University, 2019 Current Position: Research Associate, Charles River Laboratories What were you doing before entering the Masters in Animals and Public Policy (MAPP) program? I studied at Michigan State, where I majored in Animal Science where I concentrated in Companion Read More

Kirsten Welborn

Adrienne Vergith-Hill

Wednesday, September, 9th, 2020 MAPP MAPP Student Profiles

Master’s in Animals and Public Policy (MAPP) Candidate 2021 Education: B.A., Animal Behavior, Wheaton College, 2017 What were you doing before entering the Masters in Animals and Public Policy (MAPP) program? After graduation in 2017, I spent two years interning and working at various animal care institutions including Zoo New England and the New England Read More

Aiesha Sojourner

Wednesday, September, 9th, 2020 MAPP MAPP Alumni Profiles

Education: B.A. in Psychology from the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership at The City College of New York, 2018 M.S. in Animals and Public Policy, Tufts University, 2021 What were you doing before entering the Masters in Animals and Public Policy (MAPP) program? During my last semester at City College, I worked Read More

Aiesha Sojourner

Sky Sobol

Wednesday, September, 9th, 2020 MAPP MAPP Student Profiles

Master’s in Animals and Public Policy (MAPP) Candidate 2021 Education: B.S., Neuroscience and Cognitive Science, University of Arizona, 2016 What were you doing before entering the Masters in Animals and Public Policy (MAPP) program? I worked a few different jobs involving dogs. My first dog related job after college was a Kennel Technician and later Read More

Sky Sobol

Nirva Patel

Wednesday, September, 9th, 2020 MAPP MAPP Alumni Profiles

Education: B.S., Biomedical Engineering, Boston University, 2000 J.D., Patent Law, New England School of Law, 2004 Registered United States Patent Attorney and member of the MA Bar M.S. in Animals and Public Policy, Tufts University, 2021 What were you doing before entering the Masters in Animals and Public Policy (MAPP) program? Prior to joining MAPP, Read More

Nirva Patel