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Exploring the Impact of Artificial Rearing on Animal Behavior: A Review

Tuesday, September, 8th, 2020 MAPP MAPP Externship

M.S. in Animals and Public Policy (MAPP) Externship Experience May-August 2020 Exploring the Impact of Artificial Rearing on Animal Behavior: A Review Jessica White My original externship involved research under the supervision of Dr. Elizabeth Byrnes, an Associate Professor of Biomedical Sciences here at Tufts. Given the circumstances with COVID-19, we shifted to conducting a Read More

Jessica White

Canine Stress-Related Behaviors During Owner Separation

Tuesday, September, 8th, 2020 MAPP MAPP Research Projects Student Research

M.S. in Animals and Public Policy (MAPP) Research May-August 2020 Canine Stress-Related Behaviors During Owner Separation Katie Dabney Canine stress-related behaviors are often exhibited when canines are in new environments and/or experience owner separation. The past study (2019) was a within-subjects experimental design. Phase one consisted of the dog, owner, and experimenter in the testing Read More

Katie Dabney

Kate McPherson

Thursday, June, 4th, 2020 MAPP MAPP Alumni Profiles

Education: B.S. in Marine Science from the University of Maine, 2011 M.S. in Animals and Public Policy, Tufts University, 2012 M.Sc. in Marine Mammal Science from The University of St Andrews, 2018 Current Position: Right Whale Aerial Observer, Clearwater Marine Aquarium Research Institute, Florida What were you doing before entering the Master’s in Animals and Read More

Rescue Dogs to the Rescue

Wednesday, July, 12th, 2017 MAPP MAPP Externship

M.S. in Animals and Public Policy Externship Experience (MAPP) July-August 2017 Rescues 2the Rescue: An Alternative Path to Success for High-Energy, Low-Adoptability Shelter Dogs Click link for Externship Presentation Allison Martin As the site administrator for Rescues2theRescue.org, I am responsible for managing the site, registering new users, and reviewing candidate dogs’ evaluations. MAPP’s strong focus Read More

My Path to Understanding Canine Behavior through the MAPP Summer Externship

Friday, July, 7th, 2017 MAPP MAPP Externship

M.S. in Animals and Public Policy Externship Experience (MAPP) July-August 2017 My Path to Understanding Canine Behavior through the MAPP Summer Externship Click link for Externship Presentation Pallavi Kamath For my MAPP summer externship opportunity, I had the privilege of working with Dr. Terri Bright, canine behaviorist and Director of Behavior Services at MSPCA-Angell, and Read More

Courtney Glotzer

Friday, October, 21st, 2016 MAPP MAPP Alumni Profiles

Education: B.S., Animal Science, Pre-vet concentration, University of Vermont, 2016 M.S. in Animals and Public Policy, Tufts University, 2017 Current Position: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Candidate, Iowa State University – College of Veterinary Medicine What were you doing before entering the MAPP program? I interned at Helping Hands Monkey Helpers in Allston Massachusetts. What aspects Read More

Pietro Castelli

Thursday, October, 20th, 2016 MAPP MAPP Alumni Profiles

Education: BA in History, University of Vermont, 2011 M.S. in Animals and Public Policy, Tufts University, 2017 Current Position Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance in Wyoming working on the launch of the State of Wildlife Report Prior to MAPP After a childhood spent largely outside of Philadelphia, Pietro graduated from the University of Vermont in 2011 Read More

Megan Ballou

Thursday, October, 20th, 2016 MAPP MAPP Alumni Profiles

Education: B.S., Biology with Environmental Science minor, Stonehill College, 2016 M.S. in Animals and Public Policy, Tufts University, 2017 Current Position: DVM candidate (2022), Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine What were you doing before entering the MAPP program? I graduated from undergraduate school this past May. I spent my summer giving horseback riding Read More