Campbell Caldwell

Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Ecology

magna cum laude

What course most changed your perspective on the world and why?

Global Climate Change was the class that changed my perspective the most. Dr. Mohan gave us such clear evidence that climate change was happening, both in terms of data and with visible environmental changes. She also taught us how to be empowered, to stand up for ourselves, and to argue on behalf of the environment that is being so incredibly threatened.

What organism most intrigues you, and why?

I think the most intriguing organism for me has to be the Albatross. They’re so massive yet so intelligent and important to their ecosystem. They were also one of the first animals I learned about when studying conservation, so they hold a special place in my heart.

What would be your ideal job in life?

My ideal job would be a conservation coordinator or caretaker for endangered sea turtles in some tropical area. I’d love to work with preserving sea turtle species as well as sharing information about them with the public.

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

The most fun I was my advising appointments with Misha. She is so bubbly and hilarious, I was always so excited to get to talk to her and make my schedule. I would leave every appointment laughing, and I always looked forward to catching up with her.

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

I was told that life is too short. It’s just one test, or it’s just one class, and I won’t be thinking about it when I’m old and gray. I was just do my best and everything else will fall into place, and not to worry so much!

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