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Student Profiles in the MCM Program

Student Profiles in the MCM Program

  • Katherine Zhou, MCM’18
    Meet our final MCM’18 student Katherine Zhou, “My legal name is Ying Zhou but people often know me as Katherine. I was born and raised in southern China until college. I recently graduated from University of California — Los Angeles with a BS in Ecology, Behavior and Evolution, and a ... read more
  • Briana Stockdale, MCM’18
    Next we have Briana Stockdale, MCM’18, “I grew up exploring the lush Smoky Mountains surrounding Knoxville, TN and quickly became enraptured by all the creatures that also called them home. From a young age, I knew I wanted a career aiding animals, and as I got older, my love for ... read more
  • Katherine Slyngstad, MCM’18
    Meet Kate Slyngstad, MCM’18, “After graduating from Boston University with a BS in Biomedical Engineering, I strayed from the engineering path and began focusing on pursuits related to conservation and wildlife medicine. I spent time as an intern at PAWS Wildlife Center outside of Seattle, followed by four months at ... read more
  • Miren Schleicher, MCM’18
    Introducing Miren Schleicher, MCM’18, “I was originally born in Germany, but have lived in the Boston area for most of my life. I attended Northeastern University for my undergraduate degree and graduated with a BS in Environmental Science with a concentration in Wildlife Studies. Since graduation I have worked as ... read more
  • Jennifer Schilling, MCM’18
    Meet Jennifer Schilling, MCM’18, “My name is Jenny Schilling. I am a Utah native who graduated from Washington State University with a BS in Biology and minor in Neuroscience. As an undergraduate, I spent much of my free time volunteering at local veterinary clinics and animal organizations until branching out ... read more
  • Amalia Saladrigas, MCM’18
    Meet Amalia Saladrigas, MCM’18, “I was convinced that I wanted to be a veterinarian (later a marine mammal vet) since I was three, but during my shadowing experiences and my undergraduate career, my interests pulled me to more interdisciplinary projects. After working with orphaned wallabies in the Sheoak Ridge Nature ... read more
  • Anna Pierce, MCM’18
    Our next MCM’18 student is Anna Pierce, “Hi, I’m Anna and I am from the mountains of North Carolina. I am a small town girl who has loved animals her whole life and spent every possible moment exploring the mountains in my backyard. During high school, I spent my free ... read more
  • Sofany Montoya, MCM’18
    Our next MCM’18 student is Sofany Montoya, “My name is Sofany Montoya but everyone calls me Sofy. I was born and raised in Miami, FL, home to the Everglades, which means wildlife and environmental conservation has been part of my entire life. I graduated from Cornell University where I double ... read more
  • Tricia Montague, MCM’18
    Our next MCM’18 student is Tricia Montague, “I graduated from Rutgers University, majoring in Biology and minoring in chemistry and psychology. I have spent the last few years volunteering with the Clifton Animal Shelter as a shift coordinator. This experience has helped pave my passion for conservation medicine and inspired ... read more
  • Cristen Mathews, MCM’18
    We’d like to introduce Cristen Mathews, MCM’18, “My name is Cristen Mathews and I’m originally from Memphis, TN. I came to Boston to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Biopsychology at Tufts University and I graduated in 2015. After taking certain courses for my undergraduate degree (such as Animal Behavior and ... read more

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