Second-year College of Veterinary Medicine student Hannah Goorsky was interviewed on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010 by the National Public Radio show “Radiolab” on WesternU’s Pomona campus.

The interview focused on an act of heroism that earned Goorsky the Carnegie Medal, awarded to civilians who risk their lives to an extraordinary degree saving or attempting to save the lives of others.

On her second day of volunteering at the Sacramento Zoo in 2003, Goorsky intervened when a zookeeper was attacked by a tiger. After the tiger bit the zookeeper’s leg and head, Goorsky hit the tiger on the head with a shovel. The tiger retreated and the zookeeper was taken to a hospital.

Her interview will appear on a date to be determined.

WesternU’s College of Veterinary Medicine second-year student Hannah Goorsky, DVM ’13, was interviewed for NPR’s Radiolab Wednesday Sept. 8, 2010. She talked about the time she helped rescue a Sacramento zookeeper from being attacked by a tiger in 2003. Journalist Claes Andreasson (CQ), prepares for the interview on the Pomona campus. (Jeff Malet, WesternU)