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Alumni from the MCM Program

  • Anjali Narasimhan, MCM’19 Summer Externship with the Alaska Whale Foundation
    Whales are among the largest and most intelligent species to inhabit this earth. I have always been drawn to these enigmatic creatures and stunned by their unparalleled beauty. Driven to promote ocean conservation and pursue a career in advancing marine mammal health, I sought out a position with the Alaska... Read more
    Source: MCM Alumni Profiles Published on: 2019-09-25
  • Saving Livestock to Support Livelihoods
    MCM Graduate Strives to Improve the Welfare of Communities Across the Globe... Read more
    Source: MCM Alumni Profiles Published on: 2019-09-13
  • Field and Lab Techniques: Germany Edition
    Kristen Bishop, MCM’19 Summer Externship with the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW) in Berlin This summer, I had the ultimate pleasure of spending five and a half weeks in Germany to complete my externship for the Master’s in Conservation Medicine (MCM) program at Tufts University. While in... Read more
    Source: MCM Alumni Profiles Published on: 2019-07-23
  • A Survival Guide for Field Work in the Alakai Wilderness Preserve
    Dayna Martinez, MCM’19 Discusses her Winter Externship with the Kaua’i Forest Bird Recovery Project in Kaua’i, Hawai’i As a master’s candidate in Tufts conservation medicine (MCM) program, I was able to spend my winter break in Kaua’i, Hawai’i volunteering with a non-profit organization called Kaua’i Forest Bird Recovery Project (KFBRP).... Read more
    Source: MCM Alumni Profiles Published on: 2019-04-30
  • Catching Monster Fish in the Hudson River
    Anne, second from left, helps to hold a female Atlantic sturgeon weighing about 190 pounds.   Anne Christian, MCM’17 Externship Experience with New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) This summer I went on the ultimate fishing adventure.  As part of the Masters in Conservation Medicine (MCM) Program at... Read more
    Source: MCM Alumni Profiles Published on: 2019-03-07
  • How to Live Your Best Life Down Under – Out in the Field vs. Inside the Office
    Natalie Bauer, MCM’19 Shares her Winter Externship Experience with Devils at Cradle Wildlife Sanctuary and Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies in Tasmania Tasmania may seem like a random place to work, but it is a hidden gem for conservation related jobs. There is so much to offer on this... Read more
    Source: MCM Alumni Profiles Published on: 2019-02-22
  • Testing for Elephant Endotheliotropic Herpesvirus in the Nation’s Elephants at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo
    Elena Iacono, MCM’19 Discusses her Winter Externship with the National Elephant Herpesvirus Laboratory at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington, DC When I entered the MCM program, I had an inkling that I may want to get more experience in a laboratory setting. Through some experience I had gained in... Read more
    Source: MCM Alumni Profiles Published on: 2019-02-22
  • How IVF can be Used in the Conservation of Endangered Species
    As a student in the Master of Science in Conservation Medicine (MCM) program at Cummings School, I look forward to linking what I have learned about assisted reproductive technologies like IVF with how they can be used for conservation of endangered species.... Read more
    Source: MCM Alumni Profiles Published on: 2018-10-05
  • Working with the Loon Rangers at LPC: MS in Conservation Medicine Externship
    Dr. Estefania Parra Ochoa, MCM’17, Discusses her Externship with the The Loon Preservation Committee (LPC) The Loon Preservation Committee (LPC) works to preserve loons (Gavia immer) and their habitats in New Hampshire. LPC´s mission is to restore and maintain a healthy population of loons throughout NH; to monitor the health... Read more
    Source: MCM Alumni Profiles Published on: 2017-07-24
  • Flying Toward Ocean Conservation
    Just before sunrise, when the water is calm in the Sea of Cortez and dolphins often slowly travel by, you can find Ben Sawicki on the bow of the MV Farley Mowat. The quietest section of deck, the bow is a peaceful place to begin the day with the Sea... Read more
    Source: MCM Alumni Profiles Published on: 2017-02-03
  • Putting the Passion in Compassionate Conservation
    Prior to arriving at Cummings School as a student in the Conservation Medicine graduate program (MCM), Esty Yanco spent her time caring for wildlife as a veterinary technician in Tel Aviv, Israel.... Read more
    Source: MCM Alumni Profiles Published on: 2017-02-03
  • Tales from the Field: Master of Science in Conservation Medicine
    Katherine Grassle, MCM’16, Discusses Butterfly Project NYC Externship   When I went to the Conservation Medicine Program Director to tell him I was really interested in conducting my own research on the importance of urban green space for human health and butterfly conservation, he didn’t tell me it sounded too... Read more
    Source: MCM Alumni Profiles Published on: 2016-10-17
  • Pamela Okerholm MCM’13
    Education: • B.S. Evolutionary Biology & Ecology, University of Rochester, 2005 • M.S. Conservation Medicine, Tufts University, 2013 Current Position: I am an Informatics Specialist with Boston Benefit Partners, LLC. What were you doing before entering the Masters in Conservation Medicine (MCM) program? Prior to the MCM program, I was... Read more
    Source: MCM Alumni Profiles Published on: 2016-03-15
  • Caitlin Jones MCM’15
    Caitlin Jones MCM’15 was one of the first recipients to receive the Lily Glidden Award from Tuft University’s Department of Biology http://ase.tufts.edu/biology/news/. Caitlin used her award to travel to Tasmania where she completed her MCM Externship working with the Save the Tasmanian Devil Program. The work involved assessing different interventional... Read more
    Source: MCM Alumni Profiles Published on: 2015-12-08
  • Jessica Sparks MCM’14
    Jessica Sparks MCM'14 is currently a PhD student at the University of Denver's Graduate School of Social Work teaching in Conservation Social Work. She joined the MCM Program with an interest in socioeconomic risk factors in indigenous populations and the implications for biodiversity conservation.... Read more
    Source: MCM Alumni Profiles Published on: 2015-11-19

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