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Alumni from the MAPP Program

  • Melissa Hoffman
    Education: B.A., World Literature, UCLA, 2008 M.S. in Animals and Public Policy, Tufts University, 2014 Currently a 3rd year rabbinical student at the Academy of Jewish Religion, California Current Position: Director, Jewish Initiative for Animals (JIFA) What were you doing before entering the M.S. in Animals and Public Policy (MAPP)... Read more
    Source: MAPP Alumni Published on: 2021-04-14
  • Melanie Lary
    Education: B.A. in Biology, with a concentration in evolution, ecology, and animal behavior, Skidmore College, 2000 M.S. in Animals and Public Policy, Tufts University, 2006 Current Position: I’m currently the U.S. Research and Campaigns Officer for FOUR PAWS, which is an international animal welfare organization. I conduct ongoing research into... Read more
    Source: MAPP Alumni Published on: 2021-03-25
  • Kerry Bannon Garofano
    Education: B.S. in Biology, Union College, 2008 M.S. in Animals and Public Policy, Tufts University, 2010 Current Position: Assistant Director of Development, Connecticut Humane Society What were you doing before entering the Master’s in Animals and Public Policy (MAPP) program? I joined the MAPP program shortly after completing my undergraduate... Read more
    Source: MAPP Alumni Published on: 2021-01-09
  • Kate McPherson
    Education: B.S. in Marine Science from the University of Maine, 2011 M.S. in Animals and Public Policy, Tufts University, 2012 M.Sc. in Marine Mammal Science from The University of St Andrews, 2018 Current Position: Right Whale Aerial Observer, Clearwater Marine Aquarium Research Institute, Florida What were you doing before entering... Read more
    Source: MAPP Alumni Published on: 2020-06-04
  • Claire (Koss) Johnson
    Education: B.A. in Anthropology with minor in Biology, UMass Boston, 2012 M.S. in Animals and Public Policy, Tufts University, 2013 Current Position: I am the IACUC Chair and Compliance Coordinator at Mispro Biotech Services. Mispro is a contract vivarium organization offering co-working research space along with comprehensive animal care and... Read more
    Source: MAPP Alumni Published on: 2020-01-15
  • Mavis Wolf
    Education: B.S., Biology & Psychology, University of Georgia, 2015 What were you doing before entering the Masters in Animals and Public Policy (MAPP) program? After graduating college, I sought opportunities to spend more time with animals, so I began volunteering with a local service dog organization, Canine Assistants. A year... Read more
    Source: MAPP Alumni Published on: 2019-10-23
  • Lauren Trifone
    Education: B.A., Wildlife Biology, SUNY Empire State College, 2018 What were you doing before entering the Masters in Animals and Public Policy (MAPP) program? I have been working with C-SPEC since October 2018, studying behavior and adaptation among seals and sea lions in human care. I also recently moved back... Read more
    Source: MAPP Alumni Published on: 2019-10-23
  • Tania Roa
    Master’s in Animals and Public Policy (MAPP) Candidate 2020 Education: B.A., Psychology with minor in Animal Science, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, 2018 Current Position: Social Media, Writing, and Online Outreach Intern, Biodiversity for a Livable Climate, Cambridge, MA What were you doing before entering the M.S. in Animals and... Read more
    Source: MAPP Alumni Published on: 2019-10-23
  • Tara Reid
    Education: B.S., Animal Science and Technology, University of Rhode Island, 2018 What were you doing before entering the Masters in Animals and Public Policy (MAPP) program? Before entering the MAPP program at Tufts I was completing my degree in Animal Science at URI. What aspects of MAPP led to your... Read more
    Source: MAPP Alumni Published on: 2019-10-23
  • Blythe Owen
    Education: B.A., Psychology, Wheaton College, 2019 Current Position: Policy, Advocacy, and Strategic Development Intern at Africa Network for Animal Welfare What were you doing before entering the Masters in Animals and Public Policy (MAPP) program? As I just graduated this past May, I spent most of my summer helping my... Read more
    Source: MAPP Alumni Published on: 2019-10-23
  • Alexandria (Lexie) Laing
    Education: B.A., Integrative Biology, Harvard University, 2019 What were you doing before entering the Masters in Animals and Public Policy (MAPP) program? I was an undergraduate at Harvard University playing for the varsity women’s Ice Hockey team at Harvard. This summer I took an intensive organic chemistry class at Harvard... Read more
    Source: MAPP Alumni Published on: 2019-10-22
  • Mikhala Kaseweter
    Education: B.A., Sociology and Environmental Studies, Saint Mary’s College, 2017 I graduated in 2017 with a B.A. from Saint Mary’s College. I double majored in sociology and environmental studies, the latter of which was a student-designed study programme I submitted to the curriculum committee born of my discontent with existing... Read more
    Source: MAPP Alumni Published on: 2019-10-22
  • Natalie Gutierrez
    Education: B.S., Animal Science, minor in Biology, California State University, Chico, 2017 M.S. in Animals and Public Policy, Tufts University, 2020 Current Position: Veterinary Assistant, Banfield Pet Hospital What were you doing before entering the Masters in Animals and Public Policy (MAPP) program? After graduation I became a full-time veterinary... Read more
    Source: MAPP Alumni Published on: 2019-10-22
  • Shannon Giguere
    Education: B.A., Psychology, Colby-Sawyer College, 2019 M.S. in Animals and Public Policy, Tufts University, 2021 Current Position: Therapeutic Riding Instructor, Strongwater Farm Therapeutic Equestrian Center What were you doing before entering the Masters in Animals and Public Policy (MAPP) program? I was at Colby-Sawyer College in New Hampshire studying Psychology... Read more
    Source: MAPP Alumni Published on: 2019-10-22
  • Katie Dabney
    Education: B.S & B.A., Biology with a concentration in Pre-Veterinary Medicine & Psychology, Shippensburg University, 2017 M.S. in Animals and Public Policy, Tufts University, 2021 Current Position: Laboratory Research Assistant, Harvard University What were you doing before entering the Masters in Animals and Public Policy (MAPP) program? I pursued an... Read more
    Source: MAPP Alumni Published on: 2019-10-22

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