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Master’s in Animals and Public Policy (MAPP) Candidate 2020

B.S., Animal Science and Technology, University of Rhode Island, 2018

Current Position: Senior Farmhand, Pat’s Pastured

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 do you want to focus on at MAPP? What drew you to this?
I’d like to focus on policy regarding animal welfare. Animals play a very important role in our society and deserve to be treated humanely and with respect.

What are your career goals?
I’d love to have a career that allows me to focus on animal welfare and improving relationships between humans and animals.

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.

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