CHAIRE's First Graduate Students

Oct. 1, 2018
Yolonda, Brittany, Jade and Nicole

CHAIRE's first four graduate students began their program in fall of 2018.

Yolonda Bradshaw plans to focus her research on how behavior and welfare of shelter dogs affect their adoptability. Brittany Fischer's project focuses on welfare of the cheetahs at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and the zoo staff-animal bond.  Jade Werner is studying the use of hair sampling as an effective tool to measure cortisol levels and chronic stress in equine.  Nicole Lorig is developing an equine quality assurance program for 4-H youth.

All four students are obtaining their Master's of Science from the Animal Sciences Department and are expected to graduate in Spring of 2020.  Brittany and Yolonda are working with Dr. Kelly George as their advisor and Jade and Nicole with Dr. Kim Cole.  Each project aligns with CHAIRE's mission to enhance the relationships between humans and animals and advance appropriate husbandry and management of wild and domestic species through collaborative research, education, and outreach.


Group at Fundraiser