Aleksandra “Ola” Marczak
B.S. in Biology with a minor in Chemistry, Westfield State University, May 2018
M.S. in Animals and Public Policy, Tufts University, 2019
IACUC Coordinator at Boston Children’s Hospital
What were you doing before entering the Masters in Animals and Public Policy (MAPP) program?
Before entering this program, I was completing my undergraduate degree in Biology as well as working for a specialty vet clinic.
What aspects of MAPP led to your decision to join the program?
The idea that I can complete a masters that is animal related but not veterinary medicine.
Interests in and experience with animals
I have worked with animals my entire life, I started by working for my barn and horseback riding. Then in high school I worked for a local pet store. Once in college I began working for veterinary clinics, assisting with farm calls, as well as being the captain of my equestrian team.
What are your outside interests?
I typically lead an active lifestyle between going to CrossFit 5-6 days a week, hiking and running with my dogs, and spending countless days on the beach.
Number of pets? What?
I have a total of 11 pets at home.
I have 4 dogs, two which are rescues and two miniature aussies; Leela, Szyszka, Tigger, and Meeka
I have 4 cats, all rescued cats; Whiskey, Zara, Molly, and Luna
I have two snakes; a corn snake and ball python
I have a Quaker parrot; Ania