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I’m Tara Brew! In 2019, I earned my Bachelor’s degree from SUNY Geneseo where I majored in English Literature and minored in Environmental Studies. Before entering the MCM program, I worked as a Teacher’s Assistant in a daycare. What I found most attractive about the MCM Program was its interdisciplinary approach to understanding the health of our world. I think acknowledging the ways in which the health of the environment, wildlife, and humanity interact with and inform each other has the potential to transform the way we understand and resolve environmental issues. And I find that really exciting! In May of 2019, I traveled to Ghana to participate in a research project regarding the prevalence of Schistosomiasis as a result of dam building. I was able to see the direct impact that the changes we make to the environment can have on human health, which, I’d venture, is something we are more removed from here in the United States. This inspired me to pursue further studies in this field. My biggest interests are wildlife conservation and habitat preservation/rejuvenation. As far as career goals, I’d like to write, to travel, and to protect our wild areas and encourage them to thrive. I’d love to see more animals in the wild and less in zoos, and I could very realistically see myself operating an animal rescue in the American southwest. My outside interests include yoga, RuPaul’s Drag Race, social justice, astrology, and delicious foods. I have three animals at home; Jelly, Albus, and Fergus, a dog and two cats respectively.