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B.S., Animal Science and Psychology, UMass Amherst, 2017
M.S. in Animals and Public Policy, Tufts University, 2018

Current Position:
Public Engagement Coordinator at Compassion in World Farming (USA)

What were you doing before entering the Masters in Animals and Public Policy program?
I just graduated from my undergraduate degree the previous May, and was working at a veterinary hospital for the summer as a paid intern. (Veterinary Associates of Cape Cod)

What aspects of MAPP led to your decision to join the program?
I was very much interested in the policy portion of the animal science world, and the flexibility of the degree appeared to lend itself to a variety of opportunities post-graduation.

Interests in and experience with animals
As a previous Animal Science major, I have worked with animals in a variety of settings: at a small animal hospital for a number of years during my school breaks since high school, in a UMass Amherst research study focused on pain management in lambs surrounding tail docking, and in the pasture as a student and teaching assistant for a beef cattle management course all four years of undergrad. In terms of my interests, they lie both clinically and politically. I very much enjoy working in a small animal clinic as a veterinary assistant, and would love to continue doing so, with hopes to possibly acquire my CVT at some point. However, I feel very strongly about the need to protect the environment from continuous degradation via agriculture and other human practices, and by entering a career of policy I hope to be able to do that.

MAPP Externship: Compassion in World Farming: Encouraging Reduction to Forge a More Humane and Sustainable Food System

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