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Caitlin Jones MCM’15

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

Caitlin Jones MCM’15 was one of the first recipients to receive the Lily Glidden Award from Tuft University’s Department of Biology http://ase.tufts.edu/biology/news/. Caitlin used her award to travel to Tasmania where she completed her MCM… Read More

Jessica Sparks MCM’14

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

Jessica Sparks MCM’14 is currently a PhD student at the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Social Work teaching in Conservation Social Work. She joined the MCM Program with an interest in socioeconomic risk factors in indigenous populations and the implications for biodiversity conservation.

Meghan Hartwick MCM’12

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

Meghan Hartwick MCM’12 is working on climate change impacts of pathogenic Vibrio discussed in, “Tracking Shellfish Contamination” http://now.tufts.edu/articles/tracking-shellfish-contamination. Prior to joining the MCM Program, she lived in Northern California where she worked in environmental conservation… Read More

Kelly Donithan MCM’12

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

Kelly Donithan MCM’12 accepted a position with Animals Asia as a Bear Manager at their Vietnam Bear Rescue Centre in Tam Dao where she will be working with rescued Asiatic black bears and Malayan sun… Read More

Emma Gardner MCM’13

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

Emma Gardner MCM’13 accepted a 3 month contract with the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations at their headquarters in Rome. She’s been hired as a junior epidemiologist to work on risk… Read More

Gemina Garland-Lewis MCM’13

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

The Old Men and the Sea By Gemina Garland-Lewis An alumna of Tufts’ conservation medicine program chronicles the end of the Azorean whaling industry http://now.tufts.edu/articles/old-men-and-sea Gemina Garland-Lewis MCM’13 is a Research Coordinator at the Center… Read More

Kate Atema

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

Education: B.A. in Biology, Government minor, Smith College, 2000 M.S. in Animals and Public Policy, Tufts University, 2003 Current Position: Director, Companion Animals Program, International Fund for Animal Welfare What were you doing before entering… Read More

Kate Atema

Not Guilty

Friday, February 1st, 2013

Bad behavior doesn’t land dogs in shelters. It’s long been thought that behavior problems drive the majority of owners to surrender their pets to animal shelters. …the real culprit for surrenders: the owners themselves.

A Thousand Words

Friday, February 1st, 2013

How picture-based thinking makes for hamburger with a heart. Do animals experience fear? “If you want to understand animals, you need to get away from verbal language. Theirs is a world full of picture, sound, taste and touch memories.” —Temple Grandin

A Decision Made Easy

Friday, February 1st, 2013

Alum’s philanthropy put Matthew Gordon’s career aspirations within reach. Veterinary medicine is a calling.