Externship Field Mentors

An elephant lying down with a woman inspecting one of its feet

Robyn Alders
Associate Professor, University of Sydney
Tanzania Veterinary Laboratory Agency (TVLA),
subset of The Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries Development
Dares Salaam, Tanzania

Kimberlee Beckmen, MS, DVM, PhD
Wildlife Veterinarian, Division of Wildlife Conservation
Alaska Department of Fish & Game
Fairbanks, AK

Sarah Bexell
Scholar-in-Residence, University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work
Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding
Sichuan, China

Irene Bosch
Lecturer, Scientist
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Cambridge, MA

Priscilla Brooks
VP and Director of Ocean Conservation

Chris Kilian
VP and Director CLF Vermont, Clean Water and Healthy Forests Conservation Law Foundation
Boston, MA

Marc Cattet, DVM, PhD
Professional Research Associate
Western College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Saskatchewan Canadian Cooperative Wildlife Health Centre
Saskatoon, Canada

Kate Graves, MS
Program Specialist, Conservation Science
World Wildlife Fund (WWF)
Washington, DC

Caldwell Hahn, PhD
Research Biologist, US Geological Survey
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Laurel, MD

Sean Hensman
Manager and Elephant Trainer
Adventures with Elephants
Bela Bela, Limpopo Province, South Africa

Carl Herzog
Wildlife Biologist
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Albany, NY

Irene Hoffmann
Chief, Animal Genetics Resources Branch
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
Rome, Italy

Emily Lankau
Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer, Division of Global Migration & Quarantine
Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
Atlanta, GA

Brook LeVan
Sustainable Settings
Carbondale, CO

Karin E. Limburg, PhD
Professor, Department of Environmental and Forest Biology
SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry
NYS Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation Staatsburg, NY

Matthew Pritchett
Communications Officer
Freeland Foundation Internship
Bangkok, Thailand

Peter M. Rabinowitz, MD MPH
Associate Professor, Dept of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences and Director, Human Animal Medicine Project
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

Dan Radley
Aquarium Educator, Asst. Volunteer Coordinator
North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
Kure Beach, NC

Susan Rask, MS, RS
Public Health Director, Town of Concord, Concord Department of Health
MA Department of Health Local Internship Program
Concord, MA

Steve Ross, PhD
Director, Lester Fisher Center for the Study & Conservation of Apes
Lincoln Park Zoo
Chicago, IL

Lauren Rust
Research Biologist, Veterinary Medicine The Marine Mammal Center
Sausalito, CA

Amanda Salb
Veterinarian and Head Researcher
Lilongwe Wildlife Centre
Lilongwe, Malawi

Kate Smith
Consulting Senior Scientist
Ecohealth Alliance
Boston, Massachusetts

David Sykes
Resident Agent in Charge: Office of Law Enforcement
Department of the Interior
US Fish and Wildlife Services (USFWS)
Chelsea, MA