Alumni Profiles in MAPP

  • Valerie de Liedekerke
    Education: B.A. in Arts, Maharishi International University, 1993 M.S. in Animals and Public Policy, Tufts University, 1998 Current Position: Conservation Science Projects Manager, The North of England Zoological Society What were you doing before entering the Masters in Animals and Public Policy (MAPP) program? Studying for the MSc in Conservation ... read more
  • Lindsay Hamrick
    Education: B.S. Psychology & B.S. Animal Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2003 M.S. in Animals and Public Policy, Tufts University, 2006 Current Position: New Hampshire State Director for The Humane Society of the United States. Through my work as NH state director with The Humane Society of the United States, ... read more
  • Theresa Vinic
    Education: B.A. in Anthropology/History (Environmental Studies Concentration), Albion College, May 2007 M.S. in Animals and Public Policy, Tufts University, 2016 Current Position: Community Cats Rescue Agent – Animal Rescue League of Boston What were you doing before entering the Masters in Animals and Public Policy (MAPP) program? Following a one ... read more
  • Kristen Johnson
    Education: B.S. in Animal Science, Rutgers University, 2012 M.S. in Animals and Public Policy, Tufts University, 2016 Current Position: County Operations Trainee, United States Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency (USDA-FSA) What were you doing before entering the Masters in Animals and Public Policy (MAPP) program? DVM student at Cummings ... read more
  • Kali Pereira
    Education: Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Florida Gulf Coast University, 2007 M.S. in Animals and Public Policy (MAPP), Tufts University, 2015 Current Position: Senior Deer Program Manager, Wildlife Protection Department, The Humane Society of the United States What were you doing before entering the Masters in Animals and Public Policy ... read more
  • Corinne (Lackner) Stephens
    Into the Wild(life) MAPP Graduate Incorporates Passions into Daily Life A veterinary technician and teacher of conservation education programs in her home state of New Jersey, Corinne (Lackner) Stephens’ passion for animals and her community played a role in her everyday life. In 2005, Corinne decided that she would further ... read more
  • Paula Gillikin
    The Land Protector In the pursuit to incorporate her passion into her professional life, Paula Gillikin sought further education, and found a graduate program that would help fulfill her aspirations. During her time in the Master of Science in Animals and Public Policy program (MAPP), Paula joined Dr. Allen Rutberg ... read more
  • Erin King
    Education: B.A. in Sociology and Anthropology, Christopher Newport University, 2013 M.S. in Animals and Public Policy, Tufts University, 2016 Current Position: Cummings-Tisch Civic Life Coordinator, Research Associate, Tufts University What were you doing before entering the Masters in Animals and Public Policy (MAPP) program? Before entering the MAPP program, I ... read more
  • The Land Protector
    As Central Sites Manager of a North Carolina coastal reserve, Paula Gillikin spends much of her time on the job in the field, monitoring site conditions, providing education and outreach, and managing the wild horse herd. ... read more
  • Into the Wild(life)
    Managing the Businesses for the Bay program, Corinne Stephens helps businesses and the public understand the valuable role of the business community in sustaining the health of the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed. ... read more
  • Savannah Mary Verdon
    Education: B.S., Animal Science, Specialization in Animal Behavior, University of California, Davis, 2015 M.S. in Animals and Public Policy, Tufts University, 2017 Current Position: Social Media & Outreach Coordinator, Animal Place What were you doing before entering the MAPP program? After graduating, I kept my position in doggie daycare (Lead ... read more
  • Stephany Ota
    Education: B.A., Anthropology and Linguistics, New York University, 2010 M.S. in Animals and Public Policy, Tufts University, 2017 What were you doing before entering the MAPP program? I was working in e-commerce as a sales assistant at Zojirushi America Corporation while volunteering at the Marine Mammal Care Center at Fort ... read more
  • Pietro Castelli
    Master’s in Animals and Public Policy (MAPP) Candidate 2017 Education: BA in History, University of Vermont, 2011 Prior to MAPP After a childhood spent largely outside of Philadelphia, Pietro graduated from the University of Vermont in 2011 with a BA in History. However, during his senior year he remembered that ... read more
  • Danika Oriol-Morway
      Education: B.A. Psychology, Vassar College, 2007 M.S. Animals and Public Policy, Tufts University, 2015 Current Position: I am the Sanctuary Director of the New England Exotic Wildlife Sanctuary (NEEWS) in Hope Valley Rhode Island. What were you doing before entering the Masters in Animals and Public Policy (MAPP) program? ... read more
  • Whitney Allen
    Education: The Ohio State University, dual enrolled while in high school B.S. in Zoology at Michigan State University, 2010 M.S. in Animals and Public Policy, Tufts University, 2013 Current Position: I am currently a full time Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) student at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at ... read more