Killer whales, because they form such strong familial and friend groups. They can even stay in their pods for their entire lives.
Emily Madison Monroe
Class of 2020
What advice would you give to incoming Ecology majors?
Spend as much time in the lounge as you can, I have met some of my best friends in there and through ecology.
What was the best piece of advice you received as a student?
To focus on school, but also spend time fostering relationships with classmates because the memories and fun times are just as important as an education.
The course that most changed my perspective on the world ...
Urban Ecology, because it taught me a lot about systems thinking and the socioeconomic issues that often accompany ecological problems.
What would be your ideal job in life?
My ideal job would be to educate the public about ecological issues while also conducting research.
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?
The most fun and memorable experience was the camping trip where I got to know a lot of the other ecology members better. After that, we all started hanging out like going to Creature Comforts after senior seminar or playing trivia together once a week. Being able to have close relationships with my classmates made my time at UGA so memorable.