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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

Coronavirus Food Assistance Program: Coronavirus Pandemic Impact on American Livestock Producers and USDA Policy Implementation in New England

Monday, September, 7th, 2020 MAPP MAPP Externship

M.S. in Animals and Public Policy Externship Experience (MAPP) May-August 2020 Coronavirus Food Assistance Program: Coronavirus Pandemic Impact on American Livestock Producers and USDA Policy Implementation in New England Tara Reid This summer, I worked as an Agricultural Programs Technician for the United States Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency. I worked in the county Read More

Tara Reid

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