The Honduran white bats. I saw them while in Costa Rica, and they blew my mind! They’re white and use Heliconia leaves to form tents where they live.
Sydney Alexandria Wright
Class of 2020
What advice would you give to incoming Ecology majors?
I would advise incoming students to try their best to narrow their interests. The Ecology department is incredibly broad, so try your best to figure out where your interests lie.
What was the best piece of advice you received as a student?
The best piece of advice I have gotten is to just go for it. As long as you have the passion and drive, you can achieve what you set your mind to no matter how many times you may “fail.”
The course that most changed my perspective on the world ...
Conservation of a Changing Planet changed my entire perspective. I never really added humans into the equation when I considered restoration and conservation. Humans and the environment are so tied to each other, and I am glad I was able to finally recognize that through this class.
What would be your ideal job in life?
Not sure! Maybe founder of an art and conservation nonprofit.
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 memorable experience during my years in Ecology is probably when I first transferred in. I went to school in North Georgia where they did not offer Ecology as a major and kept trying to force me on the pre-med track. My first ecology class I ever had, a girl named Katie, who I had never even talked to, offered to go out of her way to drive me to Whitehall for a class visit. Without her, I would never have been able to go. It is one of my most memorable and happiest memories because I knew then that I found the people and place I belonged.