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B.S., Animal Science, Pre-vet concentration, University of Vermont, 2016
M.S. in Animals and Public Policy, Tufts University, 2017

Current Position:

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Candidate, St. George’s University

What were you doing before entering the MAPP program?
I interned at Helping Hands Monkey Helpers in Allston Massachusetts.

What aspects of MAPP led to your decision to join the program?
I have always been interested in animal welfare, the relationships they have with humans, and how to be a better advocate in terms of regulations. MAPP would be the perfect opportunity to learn more about the different aspects of animals and public policy.

Interests in and experience with animals
I have a passion for wildlife and exotic animals. I volunteered at an animal rehab center in South Africa which further confirmed my interest with these animals! I am still fascinated with small domestic and farm animals. I worked for a small animal clinic during high school as a veterinary assistant and in college as a veterinary technician.

What are your outside interests?
I love horseback riding, exercising, cooking.

Number of pets? What?
I have a horse named Trixie, a cat named Moo and a Yorkshire Terrier (lives with my parents) named Maggie

MAPP Externship: “Addressing stress in dogs in shelters through a novel visual and auditory enrichment device”
The aim of this study was to determine if visual and auditory content (DogTV) delivered through an in-kennel enrichment device (PetChatz) for five days reduced stress of dogs in shelters as measured through behavior and salivary cortisol. A treatment and control group were randomly selected on an enrolling basis to participate in this study.

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