Mentor: 
Dr. Manoj Pastey
Hometown: 
Portland, OR
Major: 
Biology

Hey everyone! My name is Jared, and I'm from Portland, Oregon. I've been around all types of animals for most of my life, but my passion for animals and veterinary science began when I first began to watch veterinary shows like Dr. Pol and Yukon Vet. Since then, I've spent time shadowing veterinarians, volunteering on farms, and working with wildlife organizations like Cascadia Wild. In my free time, you'll find me listening to music, playing guitar, working out, getting outside, or completely nerding out over my latest interest. I'm excited for the opportunities ahead, and getting to know and work with you all!