School of Public Health alumna Dr. Honorata “Kuki” Hansen was recently selected as one of just three veterinarians for the 2015-2016 American Veterinary Medical Association Congressional Fellowship Program.
During her year-long assignment on Capitol Hill, Hansen will use her scientific expertise and training in veterinary medicine to advise members of Congress on a variety of policy issues, including: agriculture, animal health and welfare, appropriations, food safety, biosecurity, and public health.
Hansen is a graduate of SPH’s Executive Program in Public Health Practice, as well as University of Glasgow’s School of Veterinary Medicine. Her professional interests include One Health, resilience to climate change, and aquatic animal health.
Hansen has more than 10 years of private practice experience and has worked in the translational sciences department of a biotechnology firm and as a chief veterinarian for a municipal animal shelter. She also volunteers with local and state emergency management agencies, such as the Montgomery County Animal Response Team and Maryland’s Medical and Public Health Volunteer Corps.