The entire cactus family intrigues me the most. The amount of time and specialization it must have taken to adapt to their conditions is always crazy to think about, and their striking beauty is fantastic too.
Greyson George Roberts
Class of 2020
What advice would you give to incoming Ecology majors?
Invest in the people here. For two-plus years I just kind of dropped by the building for classes and left, but once I really chose to seek out the people and the relationships in Odum, my collegiate life got better.
What was the best piece of advice you received as a student?
Everyone is on their own journey. I consistently fall victim to the temptation to compare myself to others and feel as if I’m not on the right track. Knowing that my journey is unique and will end up where I need to be is a comfort.
The course that most changed my perspective on the world ...
Honestly, Ecology 3500. I had just made the change to this major and it reinforced that this was the field I was meant to be in. It gave me a whole new outlook on how I could affect the world positively as a scientist and which avenues were worthy of exploration.
What would be your ideal job in life?
I would love to, one day, be the head of sustainability for a major corporation.
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 Maymester abroad after sophomore year was the peak of my experience at UGA. Studying natural history in novel environments halfway around the world was an experience I will never forget.