B.S. in Marine Science and Biology, Minor in Photography from the University of Miami
Why did you choose to pursue this degree and why did you choose Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine to pursue this degree?
I chose to pursue a degree in Conservation Medicine because it broadens the scope of environmentalism. Understanding the connections between the three branches of One Health facilitate the development of realistic solutions to the plights of the planet and its inhabitants.
What are your interests and/or experience relative to your program?
My passion for animals and the environment has led me to engage in several research and outreach opportunities. I am grateful to have worked on conservation projects involving corals, sharks, and wolves. Additionally, I have volunteered my time to sheltered dogs and have worked as a veterinary assistant. Through these experiences, my enthusiasm for connecting people to animals and the environment has only grown.
What are your career goals after completing the program?
Currently, I am not sure what specific career I want to pursue; however, my career goals are to be a successful communicator about the environment and to educate others about the issues I’m most passionate about. This program will allow me to explore my interests while developing the skills I’ll use in conservation.