M.S. in Animals and Public Policy (MAPP) Externship Experience
World Animal Net: Including Animal Welfare in International Policies for Animals, People, and Planet
As an International Policy Intern for World Animal Net, I researched and drafted comments for the Convention on Biological Diversity’s peer review process. I also wrote a blog, assisted with the quarterly newsletter, and helped create an online exhibition for the Animal Issues Thematic Cluster’s side event at the United Nations’ High-Level Political Forum. I learned about regenerative food systems, the effects of the wildlife trade, and the dire need to include animal welfare in international policies.
During the MAPP program, I learned about the human activities threatening biodiversity, various ways of advocating for animals, and how to interact with different audiences in person and online. My classes and internship emphasized the links between the well-being of animals, people, and our planet. By acknowledging these connections, I plan to use the skills I have gained to fight for a future where all people and nonhuman animals are appreciated.
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