Candace Pinney

Bachelor of Arts in Ecology

Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology

The most intriguing organism...

I love ring-tailed lemurs and all lemurs in general. They are cute of course, but most species are female dominated unlike other mammals within the primate order.

Candace Pinney

Class of 2020

What advice would you give to incoming Ecology majors?​

If you feel like making a difference and studying science, I would say this major is probably for you. Ecology has something for everyone, and the faculty and other students are amazing. There’s a saying, nothing worth doing is ever easy or even quick. The work may not be easy, and it may take time. You might want to cry sometimes, but it will be okay. You will be among some of the most understanding and sincere individuals on UGA’s campus, and they are willing to help if you just ask. You will learn so much and have a blast while doing it!

What was the best piece of advice you received as a student?​

Don’t give up and drop a class because you think you won’t get an A, because grades aren’t everything.

The course that most changed my perspective on the world ...

Primate conservation, a course I took on a whim. This class made me fall in love with primates and the rainforest all over again like when I was a little girl. Before I took this course, I was really ignorant about the plight of our world’s endangered species and things people are doing to make the planet less habitable. I thought things were getting better, but I saw the truth as it is, which is things are worse in a lot of developing nations. This course inspired me to take on more ecology courses and complete the A.B. major.

What would be your ideal job in life?

I would love to work with wild lemurs of any kind in Madagascar.

What one word best describes my experience in the Odum School of Ecology?

Transformative :)

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