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Student Profiles in the MCM Program

Student Profiles in the MCM Program

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Meghan Warren, MCM’19
    I received my BA in Biology from Willamette University in 2011. After graduating from college, I moved to Jackson, WY for the mountain life but soon discovered Teton Raptor Center, a newly founded raptor education and rehabilitation center. After several years of assisting in the various programs at Teton Raptor ... read more
  • Rebekah Smith, MCM’19
    My name is Rebekah Smith and I was born and raised near the Appalachian mountain chain of Pennsylvania. I grew up hiking the Appalachian trail and learning about native plants and wildlife from my father who is a naturalist by hobby. In May 2018, I completed my bachelor’s degree at ... read more
  • David Segal, MCM’19
    My name is David Segal, and I am originally from Bethesda, Maryland.  I graduated in 2009 from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and since then have had the opportunity to gain working experience in several different animal-related fields.  After graduating from college, I worked for three years in a ... read more
  • Olivia Rozanski, MCM’19
    I graduated from Fordham University with a BA in Biology and a minor in Women’s Studies. My passion for the natural world began to flourish at a young age while exploring the wonders of my 4-acre wooded backyard. This zeal was solidified while interning at the New England Wildlife Center. ... read more
  • Victoria Rowley, MCM’19
    My name is Tori Rowley and I graduated from Xavier University in 2015 with a degree in English and a minor in Natural Science. I spent the first two years after college working as a Seasonal Keeper in the North America department of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. At the ... read more
  • Anjali Narasimhan, MCM’19
    I was born and raised in the multicultural, international community of Geneva, Switzerland. Having travelled widely during my childhood, I was sensitized to the needs of the natural world from an early age and was driven to dedicate my life to wildlife conservation. I have recently completed my B.Sc. in ... read more
  • Dayna Martinez, MCM’19
    I graduated in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in zoology at Delaware Valley University, in my home-state of Pennsylvania. Since college, my work experience has allowed me to reach various aspects of conservation and health including zoo animal husbandry, teaching field courses in Costa Rica, rodent colony management and ... read more
  • Aliris Loperena, MCM’19
    My name is Aliris Loperena and I received a BS in Biology from the University of Central Florida in 2017. I began my undergraduate career focused on a path toward veterinary medicine, but when provided with the opportunity to take a course in Tropical marine biology in Belize I quickly ... read more
  • Elena Iacono, MCM’19
    This past spring, after growing up on the beaches of the Florida west coast, I graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation. I was on the pre-veterinary track, and through my undergraduate years worked as a veterinary technician at a hospital in the ... read more
  • Jordyn Ellorin, MCM’19
    I grew up on a small sustainable dairy goat farm in Northern California. I moved to Chico, Ca to attend California State University, Chico and obtained a BS in Animal Science. Throughout my undergraduate degree, I worked at Forest Animal Hospital as a Veterinary Assistant. My goal was to graduate ... read more
  • Hannah Eiseman, MCM’19
    My name is Hannah Eiseman, and I graduated from the University of Vermont in 2014 with a BS in Zoology. While at UVM, I studied abroad in Patagonia conducting field research. This ultimately led me (after graduating) to spend two summers in Atlin, British Columbia working as a researcher and ... read more

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