Sarah Kinicki, MCM’20
My name is Sarah Kinicki, and I grew up in Acton, MA. I majored in Biology at Pomona College in California and graduated in 2012. I worked after graduating in molecular biology but working with wildlife has been my dream since I was young. I studied White Nose Syndrome in bats at Lesley University, and I volunteered at Tufts Wildlife Clinic in Grafton. I loved working at the Wildlife Clinic and interacting with birds, mammals, and reptiles. I heard about the MS in Conservation Medicine Program from another volunteer. Looking for more animal handling experience, I have been working as an Animal Care Technician at Chez Mieux Cat Boarding in Natick, MA for a year. I enjoy spending time with the cats, learning about their illnesses and behaviors, and administering medications. The MS in Conservation Medicine Program was a logical next step for me. I was inspired by the interdisciplinary nature of the program and the opportunity to study real-world issues. I am interested in interning at a marine wildlife center or aquarium where I could gain experience with wildlife rehabilitation. After the program, I would like to continue to a veterinary degree and eventually work full-time at a Wildlife Clinic or for a non-profit or government organization performing field studies of wildlife. Outside my career goals, I enjoy visual art, dancing and spending time with my own cat Archer.