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