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Disasters, Dallas, and Deregulation: IFAW and the Summer That Kept Us on Our Toes

Friday, September, 4th, 2020 MAPP MAPP Externship

M.S. in Animals and Public Policy (MAPP) Externship Experience May-August 2020 Disasters, Dallas, and Deregulation: IFAW and the Summer That Kept Us on Our Toes Mikhala Kaseweter My title at the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) was “disaster policy intern,” though my duties necessarily extended beyond the realm of natural disasters and into the Read More

Mikhala Kasewater

ZNE’s Grassroots Wildlife Conservation: Examining the Impact of Conservation Interventions for Blanding’s Turtles in Massachusetts

Friday, September, 4th, 2020 MAPP MAPP Externship

M.S. in Animals and Public Policy (MAPP) Externship Experience May-August 2020 Zoo New England (ZNE)’s Grassroots Wildlife Conservation: Examining the Impact of Conservation Interventions for Blanding’s Turtles in Massachusetts Natalie Gutierrez This summer, I was fortunate enough to work with Dr. Bryan Windmiller and his staff at Zoo New England’s Grassroots Wildlife Conservation (GWC). At Read More

Natalie Gutierrez with a wood turtle

The MAPP Student Experience 2020

Wednesday, September, 2nd, 2020 MAPP MAPP Student Profiles Student Life

by Tania Roa, MAPP ’20, International Policy intern at World Animal Net A day in the MAPP program is a day full of discoveries and revelations. Every day I learned something new about the history of animal advocacy and how I can contribute to improving animal welfare. Although I was given the freedom to focus Read More

Tania Roa

World Animal Net: Including Animal Welfare in International Policies for Animals, People, and Planet

Wednesday, September, 2nd, 2020 MAPP MAPP Externship

M.S. in Animals and Public Policy (MAPP) Externship Experience May-August 2020 World Animal Net: Including Animal Welfare in International Policies for Animals, People, and Planet Tania Roa As an International Policy Intern for World Animal Net, I researched and drafted comments for the Convention on Biological Diversity’s peer review process. I also wrote a blog, Read More

Tania Roa - WAN

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

Claire (Koss) Johnson

Wednesday, January, 15th, 2020 MAPP MAPP Alumni Profiles

Education: B.A. in Anthropology with minor in Biology, UMass Boston, 2012 M.S. in Animals and Public Policy, Tufts University, 2013 Current Position: I am the IACUC Chair and Compliance Coordinator at Mispro Biotech Services. Mispro is a contract vivarium organization offering co-working research space along with comprehensive animal care and compliance service in key life-science Read More

Mavis Wolf

Wednesday, October, 23rd, 2019 MAPP MAPP Alumni Profiles

Education: B.S., Biology & Psychology, University of Georgia, 2015 What were you doing before entering the Masters in Animals and Public Policy (MAPP) program? After graduating college, I sought opportunities to spend more time with animals, so I began volunteering with a local service dog organization, Canine Assistants. A year into volunteering, I began working Read More

Jessica White

Wednesday, October, 23rd, 2019 MAPP Student Profiles

Master’s in Animals and Public Policy (MAPP) Candidate 2020 Education: B.A., Biology, Colorado College, 2012 What were you doing before entering the Masters in Animals and Public Policy (MAPP) program? I have been working at Littleton Equine Medical Center since April 2016. My primary role there was assistant to one of the founder partners of Read More