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Heidi Colonna

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

Education: Degree earned: B.S. in Animal Science/ Pre-Vet, UMass Amherst, 1997 M.S. in Animals and Public Policy, Tufts University, 1998 Current Position: Curriculum Development Manager, The Humane Society of the United States. I plan and… Read More

Gary Patronek, VMD, PhD

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

Dr. Gary Patronek is a veterinary epidemiologist who first encountered animal hoarding in the late 1980s while working as the director of a local SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals). Subsequently, as… Read More

Lauren “Ren” Bettencourt

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

Education: B.A., English, University of New Hampshire, Durham, 2005 M.A. in Teaching, Education Concentration, Simmons College, 2009 M.S. in Animals and Public Policy, Tufts University, 2016 Current Position: Project Coordinator at Bow Seat Ocean Awareness… Read More

Seal management research on Nantucket Island, MA

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

Conflict and consensus in stakeholder views of seal management on Nantucket Island, MA, USA Jennifer Jackman (MAPP alumna 2005), Lauren Bettencourt (MAPP alumna 2016), Jerry Vaske, Michele Sweeney, Katharine Bloom, Allen Rutberg, Brandi Brook Marine… Read More

Valerie Benka

Friday, February 9th, 2018

Education: B.A. in America Literature, Middlebury College, 2004 M.P.P., M.S. in Conservation Biology, Environmental Policy & Planning, University of Michigan, 2012 M.S. in Animals and Public Policy, Tufts University, 2012 Current Position: Project Manager, Alliance… Read More

Emily Anderson

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

Education: B.A., Biology with a Minor in Music, Smith College, 2014 M.S. in Animals and Public Policy, Tufts University, 2017 Current Position Research and Testing Coordinator, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine What were you doing… Read More

Leah Widdicombe

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

Education: B.S., Animal Behavior with Minors in Anthropology, Biology, and Studio Art, Indiana University, 2015 M.S. in Animals and Public Policy, Tufts University, 2019 Current Position: Training Program Coordinator, The Dog Care Academy at St.… Read More

Mikhaila Waldman

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

Education: B.A., Business and Management with a minor in Religious Studies, Wheaton College, 2016 M.S. in Animals and Public Policy, Tufts University, 2019 What were you doing before entering the Masters in Animals and Public… Read More

Rafael Rabines

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

Education: B.A., Biology-Zoology, Sonoma State University, 2015 M.S. in Animals and Public Policy, Tufts University, 2018 What were you doing before entering the Masters in Animals and Public Policy program? Prior to my enrollment in… Read More