I love the echidna, because it’s one of the only egg-laying mammals, and it lives pretty much exclusively in Australia and New Guinea.
Jaime Perrin Becker
Class of 2020
What advice would you give to incoming Ecology majors?
There are so many ways to get involved if you’re interested. If you’re interested in some aspect of ecology, there are definitely other people in the school who are interested in that too.
What was the best piece of advice you received as a student?
Make sure you have some fun too, and don’t just study all the time.
The course that most changed my perspective on the world ...
Conservation Biology, because I really loved being able to learn about human effects on the environment, and also all of the different types of endangered/threatened animals.
What would be your ideal job in life?
French teacher (which is what I’ll be doing in the fall).
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?
I really loved getting to go on the study abroad to Costa Rica my junior year. It was such an interesting place, both ecology-wise and culturally, and I met so many great people who I get to see in classes all the time now.