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2017-18 Masters in Animals and Public Policy Students Only

Master of Science in Animals and Public Policy

Student Externship Presentations and Research Poster Session

Saturday, September 8, 2018 from 8:00 – 5:00 pm

Agnes Varis Auditorium, Grafton Campus – 200 Westboro Rd., North Grafton, MA 01536
MAPP Externship Presentations:

8:00 Check in. Continental breakfast to be served – Elms Café, Agnes Varis Campus Center
8:30 Introduction Dr. Allen Rutberg
8:45 WildEarth Guardians: Ending the War on Wildlife in New Mexico Taylor Adamski
9:10 Inching Toward Liberation: Lobbying for Animals Under a Hostile Administration Chelsea Blink
9:35 SafePet Program- Providing Relief for Individuals in Crisis Rafael Rabines
10:00 Regulatory Avenues for Improving Farm Animal Lives: A Summer at the Animal Welfare Institute Sophia Dalterio
10:25 Break
10:40 Compassion in World Farming: Encouraging Reduction to Forge a More Humane and Sustainable Food System Tyler Hazard
11:05 Buttonwood Park Zoo: Animal Welfare from a Veterinary Science Perspective Nicole Le
11:30 Humane Rescue Alliance: Humane Education and Humane Law Enforcement Carly Mercer
12:00 Lunch & MAPP Poster Exhibit with MCM Program – Agnes Varis Campus Center Lobby

MAPP Poster Session:

Alternatives for Learning About Wildlife in Captive Settings Jessica Baldeck
An Analysis of the Role of Beliefs, Social Identity, and Demographics on Seal Tolerance on Nantucket, MA Bethany Beauregard
Chew on This: Evaluating Welfare of Giraffa Camelopardalis During Feeding Encounter Programs Robin Kopplin
Do Humans Know They Are Animals? Exploring the Psychology and Behaviors Associated With an Animal Identity Leah Widdicombe

Class of 2018 Presentations continued:

1:30 The HSUS: Creating a Nationwide Movement for Animals, Person by Person Colin McIntire
1:55 The Intersection of Communication and Compassion: My Summer Living the Farm Sanctuary Life Colleen Parker
2:20 Whale Conservation: It’s Snot What You Think! Alicia Pensarosa
2:45 IFAW: Dog Population Management at Playa del Carmen, Mexico Anité Casas
3:10 Break
3:35 ASPCA Field Investigations and Response: A Hot Take on Volcanoes and Climate Change Johanna Rahkonen
4:00 Lights, Critters, Action – Life Behind the Scenes at Critter Casting Animal Acting Agency. Mikhaila Waldman
4:25 Brown University’s Animal Research Protection Program Jessica Weinstein
4:50 Closing Dr. Allen Rutberg