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
  • Mayra Bermeo
    Master’s in Animals and Public Policy (MAPP) Candidate 2017 Education: B.A., Biology, Wells College, 2013 Position just prior to MAPP: Veterinary Assistant/ Office Manager for the International Animal Clinic. Practicing Wildlife Rehabilitator for the Wild Bird Fund What were you doing before entering the MAPP program? Immediately after graduating from ... 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
  • Megan Ballou
    Master’s in Animals and Public Policy (MAPP) Candidate 2017 Education: B.S., Biology with Environmental Science minor, Stonehill College, 2016 What were you doing before entering the MAPP program? I graduated from undergraduate school this past May. I spent my summer giving horseback riding lessons, working as a veterinary technician and ... read more

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