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The Veterinarian-Humanitarian

A Cummings School and Fletcher School alum works to get U.S. aid where it’s needed to fight COVID-19, locusts, and other emergencies across the globe

Disease. Locusts. Famine. Floods. If an international disaster sounds biblical in nature, it is all in a day’s work for Christine Jost, V96, F03.

A graduate of both Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine and The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Jost works as a senior livestock technical advisor as part of the Global Health Support Initiative III, Social Solutions International, in the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA). USAID’s OFDA leads and coordinates the U.S. government’s response to disasters overseas—helping countries prepare for, respond to, and recover from humanitarian emergencies.

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