Maddy Solomon

Madden (Maddy) Solomon, VG23

Biography

Saratoga Springs, NY

B.S. in Conservation Biology, Minor in Public Health, St. Lawrence University, 2022

Why did you choose to pursue this degree, and why did you choose Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine to pursue this degree?

I was drawn to the MCM curriculum because I know it will prepare me to tackle prevalent global health and conservation issues in my future career. I’m looking forward to learning from the esteemed faculty and guest speakers, as well as my classmates. Prior to my enrollment in the MCM program, I worked in two undergraduate research labs (one with a primatology/genetics focus, the other with a mammalogy/citizen science focus). I also have experience working in sustainable agriculture, both as a seasonal worker and as a farm and nature educator at a YMCA camp.

What are your interests and/or experience relative to your program?

I am primarily interested in studying zoonotic disease transmission, solutions to human-wildlife conflict, and the promotion of “new conservation” practices.

What are your career goals after completing the program?

Following my completion of the MCM program, I am hoping to continue my education through a PhD program, after which I would like to either conduct further academic research or work for the U.S. Department of the Interior.