MAPP Student Profiles

  • Savannah Mary Verdon
    Master’s in Animals and Public Policy (MAPP) Candidate 2017 Education: B.S., Animal Science, Specialization in Animal Behavior, University of California, Davis, 2015 What were you doing before entering the MAPP program? After graduating, I kept my position in doggie daycare (Lead daycare attendant, Grateful Dog Daycare) because I wanted a ... read more
  • Stephany Ota
    Master’s in Animals and Public Policy (MAPP) Candidate 2017 Education: B.A., Anthropology and Linguistics, New York University, 2010 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
  • Allison Martin
    Master’s in Animals and Public Policy (MAPP) Candidate 2017 Education: * B.A., Photography, minored in German, Grand Valley State University (Allendale, Michigan), 2004 * spent two months studying Spanish in Guatemala in 2006 What were you doing before entering the MAPP program? I worked for three and a half years ... read more
  • Lauren Lonski
    Master’s in Animals and Public Policy (MAPP) Candidate 2017 Education: B.S., Animal Science, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 2016 What were you doing before entering the MAPP program? I just graduated from my undergraduate program and have been working at a pet store (Pet Supplies Plus) on and off ... read more
  • Brianna Grant
    Master’s in Animals and Public Policy (MAPP) Candidate 2017 Education: College of Saint Rose, Criminal Justice, 2014 What were you doing before entering the MAPP program? I was an assistant at a law firm in Albany county and volunteered at my local animal shelter. What aspects of MAPP led to ... read more
  • Cheyenne Carey
    Master’s in Animals and Public Policy (MAPP) Candidate 2017 Education: Marine Biology & Environmental Science, Roger Williams University, 2016 What were you doing before entering the MAPP program? Completing bachelor degrees as well as an internship at the New England Aquarium as a Giant Ocean Tank dive intern. What aspects ... read more
  • Ilana Braverman
    Master’s in Animals and Public Policy (MAPP) Candidate 2017 Education: B.S., Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, Concentration in Human Dimensions at University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana, 2016 What were you doing before entering the MAPP program? I graduated from my undergraduate program this past May, and spent the summer working as ... read more
  • Meredith Blanchard
    Master’s in Animals and Public Policy (MAPP) Candidate 2017 Education: B.S., Zoology, Colorado State University (CSU), 2010 What were you doing before entering the MAPP program? Before joining the MAPP program I was the Corporate Volunteer Engagement Coordinator at Mile High United Way. In my free time I fostered dogs ... read more
  • Hailey Marcus
    Master’s in Animals and Public Policy (MAPP) Candidate 2017 Education: B.S., Psychology, Minor: Creative Writing, Muhlenberg College, 2011 What were you doing before entering the MAPP program? Life Saving Counselor, Animal Care and Control of Philadelphia I took the year off between earning my BA and entering the MAPP program ... read more
  • Maxine Young
    Master’s in Animals and Public Policy (MAPP) Candidate 2017 Education: B.A., Psychology, Sociology. Flagler College, 2014 What were you doing before entering the MAPP program? Volunteering at MSPCA Angell in Boston, Massachusetts most recently. After I graduated from college, I moved to Massachusetts to figure out what I was going ... read more