Jessica Griffin of Salem, Connecticut credits CAHNR with giving her a passion for traveling and an excitement for her studies. Throughout her time at UConn, Jessica has been able to travel abroad, conduct research and complete a rewarding internship. After she graduates in May 2017 with a double major in ecology and evolutionary biology (EEB) and environmental sciences, Jessica hopes to become wildlife biologist. Here is what she said about her experiences as a CAHNR student.
What attracted you to UConn? I was initially interested in the natural resources and biological sciences programs at UConn. Also, UConn is relatively close to my home, and I wanted to stay in the area.
Why did you choose your particular major? I have always been fascinated with the natural world, and I want to pursue a career in studying the wonders of nature. Originally, I started out as a geoscience major. However, I realized that geoscience tends to focus on the past and does not incorporate as much biology into the coursework as I wanted. In addition, I am interested in how humans interact with the environment. This is what led me to declare environmental sciences with a concentration in natural resources as a major. Later, I added EEB as my second major in order to learn more about the living world. I love that I am always intrigued and excited by what I am learning in class. (more…)