Before entering the MCM Program I was a Pre-Vet student majoring in Biology student at Franklin & Marshall College and working at a local veterinary hospital. While studying at F&M, I enrolled in a variety of classes throughout the Biology and Environmental Science departments, which culminated in an independent study investigating the immune system abnormalities in a mouse model for Down Syndrome. During my Junior Year I was given the opportunity to work at the UPenn New Bolton Center as a Swine Research Intern. These experiences, coupled with my volunteer efforts in F&M’s vivarium, helped to further my curiosities in the intersection between human, animal, and environmental health, which inevitably lead me discover my passion for the One Health approach to public health. Through the MCM program I hope to further develop these interests in the context of Wildlife Medicine and Conservation Biology. After completing my master’s degree, I intend to pursue a dual DVM-MPH degree and work internationally as a wildlife veterinarian. I believe that attending veterinary school with a background in Conservation Medicine will allow me to think beyond single patient care and implement what I have learned in the context of large-scale population and ecosystem health. In my free time I love to be outside. I enjoy skiing, camping, hiking, kayaking, and swimming. In the rare moments that I’m not outside, I also love reading, baking, and cooking vegetarian food. I do not currently have any pets, but fully intend to adopt many animals when I am finally done with school.