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Stephen Shikaze, MCM’21

Tuesday, September, 22nd, 2020 CCM MCM MCM & CCM MCM Student Profiles

I am from Calgary, Canada, where I completed my undergraduate degree in Exercise and Health Physiology from the University of Calgary. I have always had a passion for wildlife conservation, and I have spent the past two summers working as a veterinary assistant at the Alberta Institute for Wildlife Conservation, a local not-for-profit that works Read More

Emma Rosso, MCM’21

Tuesday, September, 22nd, 2020 CCM MCM MCM & CCM MCM Student Profiles

After graduating from the University of Vermont in 2019, I spent my summer on an organic farm on the big island of Hawai’i, where I researched native arthropods and monk seals. I then returned to Vermont, working as a stable hand and bird rescue transporter, among other odd jobs. Upon completing my bachelor’s degree, I Read More

John Prettyman, MCM’21

Tuesday, September, 22nd, 2020 CCM MCM MCM & CCM MCM Student Profiles

My name is John Prettyman and I am from St. Michaels, MD. I am a graduate of Stevenson University, class of 2018, with a BS in Interdisciplinary Studies focus in Biology and Environmental Science. I have studied in Hawaii, Costa Rica, India and East Asia. A great deal of time was spent researching marine and Read More

Bahar Pahlevani, MCM’21

Tuesday, September, 22nd, 2020 CCM MCM MCM & CCM MCM Student Profiles

Hello! My name is Bahar Pahlevani and I graduated with a B.S. from the University of Cincinnati in 2017, majoring in Animal Biology and minoring in Chemistry. Since then, I’ve worked in the animal hospital and Wildlife Health Lab at Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Health Diagnostic Center. I was drawn to Read More

Juliette Nye, MCM’21

Tuesday, September, 22nd, 2020 CCM MCM MCM & CCM MCM Student Profiles

Hi there! My name is Juliette Nye, and I’m a native of Chicago, Illinois. I graduated with a BS in Animal Sciences and a BA in French Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2019. Most recently, I spent time abroad in Paris, France to become fluent in French, after which I worked Read More

Frank Marrone, MCM’21

Tuesday, September, 22nd, 2020 CCM MCM MCM & CCM MCM Student Profiles

My name is Frank Marrone, and I am a recent graduate of Boston College with degrees in biology & applied psychology and human development. I’ve always been extremely interested in the connection between humans and wildlife, and was drawn to the MCM program due to its interdisciplinary nature that explores conservation through an array of Read More

Alice Lau, MCM’21

Tuesday, September, 22nd, 2020 CCM MCM MCM & CCM MCM Student Profiles

Hello! My name is Alice Lau. I graduated from University of California, Davis on December 2018 with a BS in Biological Sciences. During my undergraduate career at UC Davis, I volunteered at the Yolo County Animal Shelter and I worked in a behavioral ecology lab that focuses on understanding the eco-evolutionary dynamics between the native Read More

Ben LaFond, MCM’21

Tuesday, September, 22nd, 2020 CCM MCM MCM & CCM MCM Student Profiles

My name is Ben LaFond and I am from Brooksville, Florida. I graduated from New College of Florida in May of 2020 with a degree in Biology/Neuroscience. While at NCF, I primarily researched the effects of global climate change on interspecies interactions between native and invasive species. For example, for my undergraduate thesis, I investigated Read More

Melanie Izard, MCM’21

Tuesday, September, 22nd, 2020 CCM MCM MCM & CCM MCM Student Profiles

My name is Melanie Izard. I graduated American University in 2018 with a BA in International Studies, a thematic concentration in Environmental Sustainability and Global Health, a regional concentration in Latin America, and a minor in Spanish and Latin American Studies. I studied the political side of conservation. For my undergraduate capstone project, I researched Read More

Hannah Hertzel, MCM’21

Tuesday, September, 22nd, 2020 CCM MCM MCM & CCM MCM Student Profiles

My name is Hannah Hertzel and I graduated from Scripps College in Southern California in 2018. I majored in biology, and wrote my thesis on altruistic behaviors in marine mammals. In the time since I graduated, I have gotten involved with animal care in aquariums. I completed a fellowship through the Mystic Aquarium in their Read More