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Alumni from the MAPP Program

  • Claire (Koss) Richmond 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 Coordinator at Mispro Biotech Services. Mispro is a contract… Read More ... read more
  • Nina Farley
    Education: B.S. in Biology, Boston College, 2010 M.S. in Animals and Public Policy, Tufts University, 2012 Current Position: US Head of Public Engagement, Compassion in World Farming (USA) What were you doing before entering the Master’s in Animals and Public Policy (MAPP) program? I spent a year after college exploring ... read more
  • Julia Pesek
    Education: B.A. in Psychology, DePaul University, 1998 M.S. in Animals and Public Policy, Tufts University, 2014 Current Position Community Outreach Coordinator for the MSPCA at Nevins Farm What were you doing before entering the Masters in Animals and Public Policy (MAPP) program? Prior to entering the MAPP program, I had ... read more
  • Fighting Injustice with Knowledge
    Jennifer Jackman Uses First-Hand Experience to Teach Future Generations of Advocates A member of the Junior Naturalist program at the local museum in 7th grade, Jennifer Jackman was an advocate for animals, the environment, and civic engagement at a young age. Her love for animals was so deep that when ... read more
  • Making a Difference by Degrees
    In addition to its D.V.M. program, Cummings School also offers graduate programs preparing scientists like these for service around the world. ... read more
  • 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
  • Mikaila Wireman
    Education: B.S., Behavioral Neuroscience, Western Washington University, 2015 M.S. in Animals and Public Policy, Tufts University, 2019 What were you doing before entering the Masters in Animals and Public Policy program? After graduating in December 2015, I went from part time to full time working as a Veterinary Assistant in ... read more
  • Alyssa Wile
    Education: B.S., Health Science, Quinnipiac University, 2018 M.S. in Animals and Public Policy, Tufts University, 2019 What were you doing before entering the Masters in Animals and Public Policy program? I was studying at Quinnipiac University. What aspects of MAPP led to your decision to join the program? What drew ... read more
  • Mallori Morris
    Education: B.S., Zoology major with Dance minor, The University of Maine, 2018 M.S. in Animals and Public Policy, Tufts University, 2019 What were you doing before entering the Masters in Animals and Public Policy program? I was an undergraduate student at The University of Maine, majoring in Zoology with a ... read more
  • Aleksandra “Ola” Marczak
    Education: B.S. in Biology with a minor in Chemistry, Westfield State University, May 2018 M.S. in Animals and Public Policy, Tufts University, 2019 Current Position: IACUC Coordinator at Boston Children’s Hospital What were you doing before entering the Masters in Animals and Public Policy (MAPP) program? Before entering this program, ... read more
  • Allison Ludtke
    Education: B.A Journalism, B.S. Environmental Science, University of Massachusetts Amherst– Commonwealth Honors College, 2014 M.S. in Animals and Public Policy, Tufts University, 2019 What were you doing before entering the Masters in Animals and Public Policy program? After college, I traveled to Cambodia and worked at a newspaper in Phnom ... 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
  • Jessica Baldeck
    Education: B.A., Anthropology, UMass Boston, 2012 M.S. in Animals and Public Policy, Tufts University, 2019 What were you doing before entering the Masters in Animals and Public Policy program? I was working as an Environmental Educator at a nature center in Norwell, MA for the past 4 years. I taught ... 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: Director, Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center What were you doing before entering the Masters in Animals and Public Policy (MAPP) program? Working in Corporate ... read more

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