Hi there! My name is Juliette Nye, and I’m a native of Chicago, Illinois. I graduated with a BS in Animal Sciences and a BA in French Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2019. Most recently, I spent time abroad in Paris, France to become fluent in French, after which I worked as a Medical Receptionist at a (human!) obstetrics and gynecology practice. My eventual career goal is to become a zoological veterinarian with a focus on international conservation medicine and endangered species conservation and genetics. In the past, I have worked at Brookfield Zoo as an Animal Care Intern, volunteered at the University of Illinois Wildlife Clinic, and have traveled abroad to Australia, Thailand, and southern Africa for conservation-based programs. While in Botswana, I spent time focusing on human-wildlife interactions, giving me a stronger insight into the role and importance of One Health and conservation medicine in situ. After completing the Adventures in Veterinary Medicine program at Tufts during my undergraduate career and learning about the Masters in Conservation Medicine program, I knew this was something I had to pursue! The unparalleled opportunity to get hands-on experience in conservation, combining both social and hard sciences to solve real-world issues is what most drew me to the MCM program. I am excited about the multidisciplinary approach to conservation, and throughout this program, hope to solidify my future career path, find new interests to explore, and think about veterinary medicine on a broader scale, considering population and ecosystem health. In my free time, I love to travel, learn new languages, foster service dogs in training, bake, and practice yoga. I especially enjoy spending time with my cat, Horace, and my dog, Bear!