M.Sc. by thesis student
I have a BSc in Environmental Biology specializing in Wildlife Biology from McGill University. I have always been interested in animal behaviour and welfare. During my undergrad, I spent two years working on a dairy and poultry farm, and 6 years collectively volunteering at a dog shelter, bird banding station and a zoo. I'm never happier than when I'm with animals and improving their welfare; that is why I'm doing an MSc in Animal Welfare and Behaviour with Georgia Mason. My research focuses on aspects of housing type that causes aggression in female C57, BALB and DBA mice. I want to know how environmental enrichment reduces aggression, perhaps by providing hiding places from aggressors; or by reducing stereotypic, perseverative behaviour which results in inappropriate social interactions; or by reducing hearing loss which may improve social interactions.