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Alumni from the MAPP Program

  • Jessica Weinstein
    Education: B.A. in Theatre Studies, Wheaton College, 2011 M.S. in Animals and Public Policy, Tufts University, 2018 Current Position: IACUC & Science Specialist, The Forsyth Institute What were you doing before entering the Masters in Animals and Public Policy (MAPP) program? I worked in nonprofit arts administration for 2 theaters ... read more
  • Jody Epstein
    Education: BFA, Theatre Management, Emerson College, 1995 MS in Animals and Public Policy, Tufts University, 2016 Current Position: Head Instructor, Academy of Pet Careers in Chesterfield, MO What were you doing before entering the Masters in Animals and Public Policy (MAPP) program? I have owned my own dog training and ... read more
  • Nadine Pellegrini
    Education: B.A. in Journalism, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1975 J.D., Albany Law School of Union University, 1978 M.S. in Animals and Public Policy, Tufts University, 2007 Current Position: Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts What aspects of MAPP led to your decision to join ... read more
  • Linda Huebner
    Education: B.S. in Animal Science, Cook College, Rutgers University, 1990 M.S. in Animals and Public Policy, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, 1996 Current Position: Executive Director, Animals & Society Institute (ASI) What were you doing before entering the Masters in Animals and Public Policy (MAPP) program? Working ... read more
  • Martha P. Grace
    Education: B.A. in Zoology, Smith College, 1961 M.A. Clark University /History/ 1971 J.D. New England School of Law/ 1981 M.S. in Animals and Public Policy, Tufts University, 2011 Current Position: HAVEN volunteer, teaching Animal Law elective at MAPP. Retired Massachusetts Juvenile Court Judge What were you doing before entering the ... read more
  • Tamara Garcia
    Education: B.A. in English/Philosophy, Northeastern University, 2007 M.S. in Animals and Public Policy, Tufts University, 2011 J.D., Georgia State University College of Law, 2013 Current Position: Attorney at Law, Providence, RI What were you doing before entering the Masters in Animals and Public Policy (MAPP) program? I was finishing up ... read more
  • Elizabeth “Liz” Clancy
    Education: B.A. in English, New York University, 1993 M.S. in Animals and Public Policy, Tufts University, 1996 Current Position: 1) Research Administrator at NYU Langone Medical Center, and 2) Consultant and writer, companion animal welfare topics. External to my position in the Department of Population Health at NYU Langone Medical ... read more
  • Heidi Colonna
    Education: Degree earned: B.S. in Animal Science/ Pre-Vet, UMass Amherst, 1997 M.S. in Animals and Public Policy, Tufts University, 1998 Current Position: Curriculum Development Manager, The Humane Society of the United States. I plan and develop online courses, K-12 curriculums and other training and educational offerings for HSUS’s training department, ... read more
  • Lauren “Ren” Bettencourt
    Education: B.A., English, University of New Hampshire, Durham, 2005 M.A. in Teaching, Education Concentration, Simmons College, 2009 M.S. in Animals and Public Policy, Tufts University, 2016 Current Position: Project Coordinator at Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Programs What were you doing before entering the Masters in Animals and Public Policy program? ... read more
  • Julia Seeley
    Education: B.A. in Journalism, Michigan State University, 2004 M.S. in Animals and Public Policy, Tufts University, 2016 Current Position: Senior Programs Associate at Alley Cat Allies What were you doing before entering the Masters in Animals and Public Policy (MAPP) program? For nearly ten years I have obtained project management, ... read more
  • Valerie Benka
    Education: B.A. in America Literature, Middlebury College, 2004 M.P.P., M.S. in Conservation Biology, Environmental Policy & Planning, University of Michigan, 2012 M.S. in Animals and Public Policy, Tufts University, 2012 Current Position: Project Manager, Alliance for Contraception in Cats & Dogs (ACC&D) What were you doing before entering the Masters ... read more
  • Emily Anderson
    Education: B.A., Biology with a Minor in Music, Smith College, 2014 M.S. in Animals and Public Policy, Tufts University, 2017 Current Position Research and Testing Coordinator, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine What were you doing before entering the Masters in Animals and Public Policy program? Prior to entering the MAPP ... read more
  • Jaime Olin
    Education: B.A., New College of Florida, Psychology/Biology, 1998 M.S. in Animals and Public Policy, Tufts University, 2001 J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 2005 Current Position: Legal Advocacy Counsel, ASPCA What were you doing before entering the Masters in Animals and Public Policy (MAPP) program? I was living in Orlando, ... read more
  • Breanna Beberman
    Education: B.S. in Chemistry and Biology, Minor in Politics, Brandeis University, 2009 M.S. in Animals and Public Policy, Tufts University, 2015 Current Position: MPH/DVM Candidate, Colorado State University, Class of 2019. I’m currently working through the DVM curriculum at Colorado State University (CSU). I completed the coursework for my Masters ... read more
  • Kathryn (Baker) Young
    Education: B.A. in English Literature, UMass Amherst, 2003 M.S. in Animals and Public Policy, Tufts University, 2016 Current Position: Veterinary Assisting Instructor, Worcester Technical High School. I am responsible for the teaching and supervision of students in the Animal Science program. I’m really happy that I get to stay in ... read more

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