Last updated on: 10/1/2019 | Author: ProCon.org

Tara Rabin Biography

Title:
Public Affairs Specialist at the Food and Drug Administration
Position:
Con to the question "Should Animals Be Used for Scientific or Commercial Testing?"
Reasoning:

“While the F.D.A. is committed to doing all that it can to reduce the reliance on animal-based studies, there are still many areas where animal research is necessary. Without the use of animals, it would be impossible to gain some of the important knowledge needed to prevent human and animal suffering for many life-threatening diseases.”

Mihir Zaveri, Mariel Padilla and Jaclyn Peiser, “E.P.A. Says It Will Drastically Reduce Animal Testing,” nytimes.com, Sep. 10, 2019

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Organizations/VIPs/Others
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Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Public Affairs Specialist, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Aug. 2013-present
  • Account Supervisor, JPA Health Communications, July 2008-Aug. 2013
  • Public Relations Assistant, Alachua County Office of Management and Budget, Jan. 2008-July 2008
  • Government Relations Assistant, Congressman Robert Wexler, June 2007-Aug. 2007
  • Reporter, News and Publications Office, College of Education, University of Florida, Aug. 2006-Dec. 2006
  • Next Generation Editor and Reporter, Sun-Sentinel, Aug. 2001-June 2004
Education:
  • BS, Public Relations, University of Florida
  • BA, cum laude, Political Science, University of Florida
Other:
  • Twitter handle: @Tara_Goodin
Quoted in:
Pro & Con Quotes: Should Animals Be Used for Scientific or Commercial Testing?