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B.S., Animal Science and Technology, University of Rhode Island, 2018
M.S. in Animals and Public Policy, Tufts University, 2020

Current Position:
Consumer Safety Inspector, USDA

What were you doing before entering the Masters in Animals and Public Policy (MAPP) program?
Before entering the MAPP program at Tufts I was completing my degree in Animal Science at URI.

What aspects of MAPP led to your decision to join the program?
My passion for animal welfare, specifically in agriculture, led me to pursue joining this program!

Interests in and experience with animals
My involvement in a livestock 4-H club when I was younger got me interested in pursuing an education involving animal science. I went to an agricultural high school where I majored in Large Animal Science, and then attended URI and got my degree in Animal Science. I have worked on a dairy farm, livestock farm, and as an animal care technician in a medical research lab.

What are your outside interests?
Outside of working with animals I enjoy hiking, gardening, and reading!

Number of pets? What?
I have 2 cats, one dog, and a few laying hens.

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

Full list of MAPP capstone research projects >>