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
  • 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
  • Heidi W. Weiskel
    Education: B.A. in Literature, Cultural Studies emphasis, Harvard University, 1997 M.S. in Animals and Public Policy, Tufts University, 2002 Ph.D. in Ecology, University of California, Davis, 2012 Current Position: Staff Scientist, Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide What were you doing before entering the Masters in Animals and Public Policy program? I ... read more
  • Terri Ciaramello
    Education: B.A. Sociology and Elementary Education, Hunter College, 1999 M.A. Sociology and Education, Columbia University, Teachers College, 2002 M.L.S. Queens College, School of Library and Information Studies, 2004 M.S. Animals and Public Policy, Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, 2013 Current Position Held: I am the Coordinator on the Cruelty ... read more
  • Kate Atema
    Education: B.A. in Biology, Government minor, Smith College, 2000 M.S. in Animals and Public Policy, Tufts University, 2003 Current Position: Director, Companion Animals Program, International Fund for Animal Welfare What were you doing before entering the Masters in Animals and Public Policy program? I was a research assistant in Berlin, ... read more
  • Anastacia (Spang) Southland
    Education: B.A. in Psychobiology focused in Animal Behavior, Wheaton College, 2009 M.S. in Animals and Public Policy, Tufts University, 2010 Current Position: Humane Educator, Potter League for Animals, Middletown, RI I teach classes in local schools, give tours of the shelter, hold our monthly lecture series, and run our humane-theme ... read more
  • Meena Alagappan
    Education: B.A. in Anthropology, Cornell University, 1987 J.D., Northwestern University School of Law, 1990 M.S. in Animals and Public Policy, Tufts University, 2003 Current Position: Executive Director, HEART (Humane Education Advocates Reaching Teachers) Board Member (Secretary), Mayor’s Alliance for New York City’s Animals Vice Chair of ABA-TIPS Animal Law Committee ... read more