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Hannah Buss, MS-IDGH ’21

Thursday, September, 3rd, 2020 MS-IDGH Students

Hails from New Hampshire Animal Science University of Rhode Island, 2019 Hello! My name is Hannah Buss. I was born and raised in New Hampshire. I obtained my undergraduate degree in animal science at the University of Rhode Island. My senior year, I volunteered with Laura Thompson at Mystic Aquarium, assisting her research by running Read More

Hannah Buss sitting on a big rock in the woods

Emma Buck, MS-IDGH ’21

Thursday, September, 3rd, 2020 MS-IDGH Students

Hails from Connecticut B.S. in Neuroscience Western New England University, 2020 My name is Emma Buck, and I graduated from Western New England University in the spring of 2020 with a B.S. in neuroscience. Before graduating, I assisted other neuroscience students on their senior thesis and eventually completed my own! My thesis focused on the Read More

Emma Buck driving in her car

Crystal Curcio, MS-IDGH ’21

Thursday, September, 3rd, 2020 MS-IDGH Students

Hails from New Jersey Animal Science Deleware Valley University, 2019 Hello, fellow classmates in the M.S. in Infectious Disease and Global Health Class of 20-21! My name is Crystal Curcio. I am 28 years old and was born in New Jersey. I earned my undergraduate degree in small-animal science with a minor in business management Read More

Natalia Cid Hernández, MS-IDGH ’20

Thursday, June, 25th, 2020 MS-IDGH Students

Hails from Puerto Rico Animal Science University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez, 2019 My name is Natalia Rubi Cid Hernández.  I am from Puerto Rico. In May 2019, I graduated with a BS in Animal Science combined with Pre-Veterinary medicine from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez. My desire to study infectious disease started Read More

Natalia Cid Hernández being licked on cheek by a cow

Nitika Sansgiry, MS-IDGH ’20

Thursday, June, 25th, 2020 MS-IDGH Students

Biomedical Science Texas A&M University, 2019 My name is Nitika Sansgiry. I graduated in May of 2019 with my Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science from Texas A&M University. I have a heavy interest in microbiology and zoonotic diseases. I plan to earn my DVM and hopefully go on to work with wildlife—particularly elephants. I Read More

Nitika Sansgiry resting her head on an elephants leg and posing for a picture

Mirjam Keochakian, MS-IDGH ’20

Thursday, June, 25th, 2020 MS-IDGH Students

Hails from Germany Biology and Chemistry Mount Holyoke College, 2019 My name is Mirjam Keochakian and I graduated from Mount Holyoke College in May 2019. I was a Biology major and Chemistry minor. After graduation, I returned home to Germany, where I spent my summer traveling through Europe and visiting family. I first came into Read More

Mirjam Keochakian smiling at camera

Kandi-Ann Ali, MS-IDGH ’20

Thursday, June, 25th, 2020 MS-IDGH Students

Hails from New York Biology and Chemistry Albertus Magnus College, 2007 My name is Kandi-Anne Ali. I am originally from Trinidad and live in New York. In 2007, I earned a B.S. in Biology, with a minor in Chemistry, from Albertus Magnus College in New Haven. As an undergraduate, I worked as a part-time veterinary Read More

Kandi-Ann Ali smiling and posing for camera

Julie Arnold, MS-IDGH ’20

Thursday, June, 25th, 2020 MS-IDGH Students

Biology The University of Mary Washington, 2017 My name is Julie Arnold and I graduated from The University of Mary Washington with a B.S in biology in 2017. For the past couple of years.  I have been working as a research associate at Takeda Pharmaceuticals. There I worked in the Drug Safety department, running In-Vivo Read More

Julie Arnold standing outdoors posing for picture

Jessica DiStefano, MS-IDGH ’20

Thursday, June, 25th, 2020 MS-IDGH Students

Hails from Massachusetts Pathobiology and Animal Science University of Connecticut, 2019 My name is Jessica DiStefano and I am from West Springfield, Mass.  In 2019, I graduated from the University of Connecticut with a Bachelors’ Degree in Pathobiology and Animal Science.  I am currently employed at East Springfield Veterinary Hospital where I am a Veterinary Read More

Jessica DeStefano holding her cat who is wearing a pink winter coat

Janine Simmons, MS-IDGH ’20

Thursday, June, 25th, 2020 MS-IDGH Students

Hails from New York Biology Drexel University, 2018 My name is Janine Simmons. I was born and raised in the Big Apple, more specifically Brooklyn, New York. I love to listen to music, explore new restaurants, and spend time with my family. I have three pets, two female dogs (a 12 yo Maltese, Jojo, and Read More

Janine Simmons smiling at the camera