I rang in the new year with my boyfriend, Dan, who visited for the holiday season. Much to my dismay, he left a few days later. A few more days after that, it was time to get into the swing of things with the new semester.

For my final semester of my undergraduate degree, I’m taking population ecology, urban ecology (the teachers who teach those two classes are husband and wife, actually), vertebrate zoology, animal behavior, ethics and continuing with research as well as starting my own mini-project. I really like animal behavior and vertebrate zoology, both of my teachers have cool accents (French and Zimbabwean) and we get to dissect a different animal every week in vertebrate zoology. However, I don’t like the fact that their exams are always within a few days of each other. Aside from school work, I’m still involved with the Wetland Ecosystem Ecology Lab, where I do field work measuring vegetation early in the morning a few times a month. Additionally, I was granted an officer position (social secretary) in The Society for Conservation Biology. I’m excited to meet new people and bring fun event ideas to the table!

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