Kristin Godfrey, MS student

Kristin Godfrey, MS studentMS candidate
Conservation Biology

Coordinator – 2006 CTEC Symposium
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Research Interests

I am focusing my master’s research in connecting the research community and the general public. I have a specific interest in human wildlife conflict issues. Often times the general public has a desire to help animals and the environment both in their own communities and internationally, but are not well enough informed about the best approach. I would like to bring together the hard science and help the public put it into practice to decrease generalized fears of wildlife and increase the quality of life of both the wildlife and the communities living with them.

Education and Training

Antioch University New England, Keene NH
M.S. Conservation Biology
Concentration in human-wildlife conflict
In Progress

U.S. Peace Corps – Ecuador
Community Development and Spanish Language Training
Focus in animal management

University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
B.S. Animal Science (Cum Laude)
Minor in Wildlife & Fisheries Conservation

University of Pretoria, South Africa
International Wildlife Management Field Course
Received training in management of large game species and wildlife preserves

Professional Experience

VCA Animal Hospital, Northborough, MA
Veterinary Technician, Sept. 2007;Present

  • Perform a wide variety of specialized surgical and medical procedures including venipuncture, laboratory testing, nursing care, triage/emergency care, medical record keeping, and management of contagious animals
  • Coordinate and manage activities of dermatology and oncology departments
  • Client management and customer service including education of zoonotic disease transmission prevention
  • Translate medical instructions for Spanish speaking clients when needed

Cape Wildlife Center, West Barnstable, MA

Wildlife Rehabilitation Technician, May 2007;Aug. 2007

  • Trained, supervised, and managed students and volunteers
  • Provided medical, nutritional, and behavioral care to injured wildlife including injured animal and orphan/neonatal care, habitat enrichment, and diet preparation

U.S. Peace Corps, Ecuador
Conservation & Development Specialist, 2005;2007

  • Provided support to Ecuadorian zookeepers in the areas of wildlife rehabilitation, nutrition, and visitor environmental education on various topics including the illegal trafficking of wildlife. Performed general care and feeding of wildlife and developed habitat enrichment. Instructed staff on care of wildlife.

Keep ’em Healthy Veterinary Clinic, Troy, NH

Veterinary Technician, 2001;2005

  • Assisted the veterinarian with a variety of surgical and medical procedures
  • Traveled to local farms to provide veterinary care to agricultural operations

University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
Teaching Assistant, 2001;2003

  • Provided instruction to undergraduate animal science students in hands-on settings
  • Prepared and corrected quizzes and provided student evaluations and feedback

Relevant Skills

Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Proficient in ArcGIS 9.3
Spanish Proficiency (ACTFL Rating: Advanced-Mid)