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Student Profiles in the MCM Program

Student Profiles in the MCM Program

  • Hailey Wiper, MCM’21
    My name is Hailey Wiper, and I grew up in Eugene, Oregon. As a child, I spent my time outside, exploring the fields and creeks around my house. By high school, I was a theatre geek, and spent most of my time inside under stage lights. When it came time... Read more
    Source: MCM Student Profiles Published on: 2020-09-22
  • Pit Wang, MCM’21
    Hi, this is Pit Wang. I am a proud graduate of Cornell University Interdisciplinary Studies major. I designed my major as a combination of zoology, animal science and environmental sciences with application in conservation in mind. I have a wide area of interests including, but not limited to, comparative morphology... Read more
    Source: MCM Student Profiles Published on: 2020-09-22
  • Mai Walters, MCM’21
    Hi, my name is Mai! Pronounced like the month, “May”. I graduated from the University of Connecticut in 2017 with a degree in Digital Media and Design Business Strategies. After graduation, I took time to travel. I took a month to complete a cross country road trip. Having never been... Read more
    Source: MCM Student Profiles Published on: 2020-09-22
  • Mary Buford Turnage, MCM’21
    While sheltering in place this summer I’ve been working remotely for the Gunung Palung Orangutan Conservation Project. This has for the most part meant entering data from old field work scans, and most recently, identifying orangutan nests from photos of the rainforest. The photos were taken by drones as part... Read more
    Source: MCM Student Profiles Published on: 2020-09-22
  • Stephen Shikaze, MCM’21
    I am from Calgary, Canada, where I completed my undergraduate degree in Exercise and Health Physiology from the University of Calgary. I have always had a passion for wildlife conservation, and I have spent the past two summers working as a veterinary assistant at the Alberta Institute for Wildlife Conservation,... Read more
    Source: MCM Student Profiles Published on: 2020-09-22
  • Emma Rosso, MCM’21
    After graduating from the University of Vermont in 2019, I spent my summer on an organic farm on the big island of Hawai’i, where I researched native arthropods and monk seals. I then returned to Vermont, working as a stable hand and bird rescue transporter, among other odd jobs. Upon... Read more
    Source: MCM Student Profiles Published on: 2020-09-22
  • John Prettyman, MCM’21
    My name is John Prettyman and I am from St. Michaels, MD. I am a graduate of Stevenson University, class of 2018, with a BS in Interdisciplinary Studies focus in Biology and Environmental Science. I have studied in Hawaii, Costa Rica, India and East Asia. A great deal of time... Read more
    Source: MCM Student Profiles Published on: 2020-09-22
  • Bahar Pahlevani, MCM’21
    Hello! My name is Bahar Pahlevani and I graduated with a B.S. from the University of Cincinnati in 2017, majoring in Animal Biology and minoring in Chemistry. Since then, I’ve worked in the animal hospital and Wildlife Health Lab at Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Health Diagnostic... Read more
    Source: MCM Student Profiles Published on: 2020-09-22
  • Juliette Nye, MCM’21
    Hi there! My name is Juliette Nye, and I’m a native of Chicago, Illinois. I graduated with a BS in Animal Sciences and a BA in French Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2019. Most recently, I spent time abroad in Paris, France to become fluent in... Read more
    Source: MCM Student Profiles Published on: 2020-09-22
  • Frank Marrone, MCM’21
    My name is Frank Marrone, and I am a recent graduate of Boston College with degrees in biology & applied psychology and human development. I’ve always been extremely interested in the connection between humans and wildlife, and was drawn to the MCM program due to its interdisciplinary nature that explores... Read more
    Source: MCM Student Profiles Published on: 2020-09-22
  • Alice Lau, MCM’21
    Hello! My name is Alice Lau. I graduated from University of California, Davis on December 2018 with a BS in Biological Sciences. During my undergraduate career at UC Davis, I volunteered at the Yolo County Animal Shelter and I worked in a behavioral ecology lab that focuses on understanding the... Read more
    Source: MCM Student Profiles Published on: 2020-09-22
  • Ben LaFond, MCM’21
    My name is Ben LaFond and I am from Brooksville, Florida. I graduated from New College of Florida in May of 2020 with a degree in Biology/Neuroscience. While at NCF, I primarily researched the effects of global climate change on interspecies interactions between native and invasive species. For example, for... Read more
    Source: MCM Student Profiles Published on: 2020-09-22
  • Melanie Izard, MCM’21
    My name is Melanie Izard. I graduated American University in 2018 with a BA in International Studies, a thematic concentration in Environmental Sustainability and Global Health, a regional concentration in Latin America, and a minor in Spanish and Latin American Studies. I studied the political side of conservation. For my... Read more
    Source: MCM Student Profiles Published on: 2020-09-22
  • Hannah Hertzel, MCM’21
    My name is Hannah Hertzel and I graduated from Scripps College in Southern California in 2018. I majored in biology, and wrote my thesis on altruistic behaviors in marine mammals. In the time since I graduated, I have gotten involved with animal care in aquariums. I completed a fellowship through... Read more
    Source: MCM Student Profiles Published on: 2020-09-22
  • Susana Gonzalez, MCM’21
    My name is Susana Gonzalez. In March of 2019, I completed my B.S. in Animal Science at California Polytechnic: San Luis Obispo, with minors in Spanish and biology. After finishing my degree, I spent several months traveling and moving back to LA County. Unhappy with the big city, I decided... Read more
    Source: MCM Student Profiles Published on: 2020-09-22

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