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Alumni from the MAPP Program

  • 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
  • Casey Boyer
    Education: B.S., Animal and Poultry Sciences with an emphasis in Companion and Laboratory Animals, Virginia Tech, 2018 What were you doing before entering the Masters in Animals and Public Policy program? I was doing a mix of things. I worked at a veterinary hospital as a veterinary assistant. I did... Read more
    Source: MAPP Alumni Published on: 2019-10-22
  • 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
    Source: MAPP Alumni Published on: 2019-08-08
  • Julia Pesek
    Education: B.A. in Psychology, DePaul University, 1998 M.S. in Animals and Public Policy, Tufts University, 2014 Current Position Marketing and Events 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... Read more
    Source: MAPP Alumni Published on: 2019-03-27
  • 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
    Source: MAPP Alumni Published on: 2018-10-15
  • Mikaila Wireman
    Education: B.S., Behavioral Neuroscience, Western Washington University, 2015 M.S. in Animals and Public Policy, Tufts University, 2019 Current Position: Contractor at WildEarth Guardians 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... Read more
    Source: MAPP Alumni Published on: 2018-10-02
  • 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
    Source: MAPP Alumni Published on: 2018-10-02

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