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Sonia Zia a masters in infectious disease graduate student holding a rabbit and posing for a photo

Hails from New York
BS Veterinary Science & Pre-Veterinary Medicine
Becker College, 2021

 

Hi everyone! My name is Sonia Zia. I was born and raised in NY. I have two dogs at home, one is a Pitbull x Shih Tzu mix and the other one is a black Lab mix. Some of my hobbies include baking, collecting crystals, and watching movies. I graduated from Becker College in May of 2021 with a Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Science with a concentration in pre-veterinary medicine. I worked as an Animal Care Technician for a private research facility where I worked with pigs and sheep before joining the MS-IDGH program.  I became interested in the MS-IDGH program when I started to teach 3rd and 4th graders in California on the current COVID-19 pandemic and I realized the need for more extensive research on the various diseases and impact they may have on the world around us. I’m hoping that the MS-IDGH program will offer me more opportunities in research and allow me to venture into the different aspects of Veterinary Medicine. After completing this program, I plan on applying and attending veterinary school to fulfill my dream of becoming a veterinarian. I can’t wait to see all great things my peers and I will do at Tufts!