Theresa Oluseyi Cockfield-Dina, VG23

Theresa Oluseyi Cockfield-Dina, VG23


Rhode Island

BS Biology, Music & Performance Arts Rhode Island College, 2018

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

My name is Theresa Oluseyi Cockfield-Dina, and I am a Nigerian-American first generation student from Cranston, Rhode Island. I graduated from Rhode Island College (RIC)in 2018 with three bachelor’s degrees: Biology, Music, and Performance Theatre cum laude. I currently work at Nitto Denko Avecia as Quality Control Environmental Analyst II, with the Microbiology Group. During my time at RIC. I developed a love for microbiology and infectious diseases that I was determined to pursue post-graduation. I chose the MS-IDGH program at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, as I felt that this program would best help me develop a deeper understanding of infectious diseases and possible solutions. Additionally, this program will allow me to gain more hands-on experience with laboratory techniques.

What are your career goals after completing the program?

I hope to work in vaccine development after graduation. In my spare time outside the lab, I am a style influencer and content creator.