Elin Torell ’03 (New England, PhD Env. Studies) is an environmental researcher at the University of Rhode Island and Director of International Programs for the Coastal Resources Center. Elin recently received a Woman of Achievement award from the YWCA of Rhode Island for her gender equity research in Tanzania.
PhD in Leadership and Change student Billie Groom recently authored The Connection Between the Canine-Guardian Bond, Cognition, and Behavior to Improve the Welfare of Domestic Dogs through The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. The piece highlights the need to provide caregivers/volunteers with advanced education and resources to address the emotional and cognitive needs of domestic canines to prevent surrender, euthanasia, and harmful actions, which can have negative repercussions on the caregiver. Groom is a Canine Cognitive Behavior Therapist and CEO of UPWARD Dogology. She is the creator of Canine Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CCBT), a scientifically proven methodology that addresses behaviors associated