Who We Are

The WildLIFE blog was founded by Cornell veterinary students Isabel Jimenez, Zachary Dvornicky-Raymond, and Sarah Balik (Class of 2019), as a student-focused resource to highlight the experiences and opportunities in wildlife medicine available at and through the College of Veterinary Medicine.  The blog seeks to provide prospective Cornell applicants with an overview of wildlife medicine in the curriculum at the College, and to emphasize to the wide array of extracurricular opportunities available to Cornell vet students – including the alumni-funded Expanding Horizons international program, Engaged Cornell, the Janet L. Swanson Wildlife Health Center, the Animal Health Diagnostic Center, and more.

Feel free to email questions, comments, and suggestions to us at wildlifecornell@gmail.com. If you are an incoming or current Cornell CVM student interested in writing a post for the blog, please contact us!

2020-2021 Editorial Board

Loren Lassiter, Class of 2022 – Editor

Loren graduated with a B.S. in Biology and minors in English and Ethics from Northeastern University.  She is interested in zoo, exotic, and wildlife medicine and hopes to one day contribute to the conservation of endangered species as a zoo or wildlife veterinarian. She is a technician at the Wildlife Hospital and enjoys working with wild animals of all kinds. Loren is working for WildLIFE to get involved and contribute to the Cornell community as well as to further her interest in wildlife and related areas.



Mei Schultz, Class of 2023 – Editor

Mei graduated with a B.A. in Biology from Columbia University in 2017. Before starting veterinary school, she worked at the New England Wildlife Center and at a raptor rehabilitation center. In undergrad, she was an assistant editor at the Asian American Writers’ Workshop, a literary arts organization in New York City. She looks forward to applying her journalism skills to veterinary medicine. She is interested in wildlife and conservation medicine, and facilitating accessibility to knowledge about wildlife disease. Mei is excited to work as part of the WildLIFE blog team to highlight her classmates’ accomplishments and contributions to wildlife medicine.

Past Editors:
Isabel Jimenez ’19
Zachary Dvornicky-Raymond ’19
Sarah Balik ’19
María Martes ’20
Mary Nasr ’20
Jonathan Gorman ’21


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