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Olivia Newman

M.S. in Animals and Public Policy (MAPP) Candidate 2022

Bachelor’s in Psychology, Mount Holyoke College, 2019

Current Position:
Stoke Pizza Co

What were you doing before entering the M.S. in Animals and Public Policy (MAPP) program?
I’ve been working as a server at a pizzeria.

What aspects of MAPP led to your decision to join the program?
I am interested in the human-animal relationship and how this affects the health and wellness of animals.

Interests in and experience with animals
I’ve worked with elephants beforehand for an undergraduate research paper I completed.

What do you want to focus on at MAPP? What drew you to this area?
I am really interested in policy change grounded in research.

What are your career goals?
I would like to help improve the lives of captive animals who can no longer be reintroduced into their natural habitat.

What are your outside interests?
I like soccer and I am a foodie.

Number of pets? What type?
I have one cat and one dog.

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