School: Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
Degree: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Home: Anywhere I can wake up and be surrounded by nature
My main interest is in wildlife and conservation. It started from a love of animals as a child—even then, I always said I wanted to be a veterinarian. Then, in my junior year of undergrad, I studied abroad in a wildlife conservation and political ecology program in Tanzania. I spent four months in the national parks there, and that’s when I really knew what I wanted the focus of my career to be.
I’m a compassionate person and a listener. I think to work in this field, you have to have those qualities.
Made friends that I know I will have forever, got opportunities to work in amazing places, like Belize and Kenya, and learned so much about a career that I love.
Keep going, even when it gets challenging. Veterinary medicine can be emotionally and financially draining, but if you know what your goals are and stick to them as closely as possible, you’ll make it through.