Emily Claire Noakes

Bachelor of Science in Ecology

Bachelor of Science in Biology with Marine Biology emphasis

The most intriguing organism...

Whale sharks; they are the largest shark yet have the smallest prey.

Emily Claire Noakes

Class of 2020

What advice would you give to incoming Ecology majors?​

Talk to your professors and establish a relationship, because they are great people who will help you out in every way they can.

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

Learn to accept criticism and use it to grow and improve.

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

Freshwater Ecosystems (Rosemond and Covich); they allowed me to see the importance of global freshwater conservation.

What would be your ideal job in life?

Marine Conservation Scientist

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


What was the most fun during your years in Ecology at UGA?​

My most enjoyable experience in ecology would have to be going to the botanical gardens and other field trips with my ECOL 3500 lab group. I absolutely adored my TA, named Elise, who made everything fun even though half the time it was freezing cold or raining and it was an 8 a.m. lab. Anyone who knows me understands how much I despise being up before 10 a.m.! I met some great friends in that lab, including Amy Kuhn who is now one of my closest friends. That lab also really stimulated my passion for plants, as I came into the Ecology department strictly a marine mammal/fish person with absolutely no prior interest in terrestrial environments. Adding Ecology as a second major was definitely one of the best decisions I made as an undergrad student.

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