Cristin is currently completing a one year internship in wildlife and conservation medicine at the Tufts Wildlife Clinic. She grew up in the Midwest and has been interested in wildlife and particularly birds for many years. As an undergrad at the University of Illinois she did field research that involved nest monitoring and banding of songbirds. She worked full time as a veterinary technician for four years prior to veterinary school at the International Crane Foundation in Baraboo, WI where she helped care for whooping crane chicks as part of a release project. In 2012 she graduated from Tufts Veterinary School and went on to complete a one year internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston, MA. Cristin’s professional interests include wildlife rehabilitation and avian medicine and surgery.