Why Are You Interested In The Patagonia Field Case Study

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1. Why are you interested in the Patagonia field course?

Last fall, I was elated to transfer to Cornell from my community college in Ann arbor, Michigan, where I received my Associate Degree in Math and Science. At my previous college, I had so many incredible opportunities to learn about the anatomy, physiology, and obscurities of every phylum, through dissections and field work. As my knowledge and respect for wildlife and conservation grew, I was given the opportunity to be the cartographer and artist for the Washtenaw Community College Nature Trail that was put into place this year for education and conservation efforts in the natural habitat for the many species that surrounds the campus.

When I transferred to Cornell, I was ready
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I have two fur-babies (dogs) that live with me in my off-campus apartment; Lucy the French Bulldog and Bruno the English bulldog mutt. Growing up though, I think I brought in almost anything that moved. When I was young, there was an emaciated Robin chick that I brought in and cared for once I waited a day to conclude that it had been abandoned. I observed and was a sidekick to the birthing of kittens when in 4-H. I have owned and cared for a variety of parrots, doves, and a “dove” that a friend brought to me to care for that turned out to be a white pigeon. I’ve owned a guinea pig, lizards, a Rose-haired tarantula named Fluffy, and a lot of fish. I had 14 painted turtles living in my bedroom at one point as well as one baby snapping turtle. Growing up, I would fish (and always throw back) and go snake hunting to find new species I’d never seen with my Grandpa. My passion for all animals developed onward from …show more content…
How did you find out about BioEE2525? Have you talked to anyone who has taken a similar course in past years (and if so, who?)?

I received an email this morning from Irby Lovette, PhD and immediately began the application process. I have not spoken to or met anyone who has taken this course, but I am currently reading all the information provided.

6. (If relevant:) If you previously attended a different college or university, where did you study and why did you choose to move to Cornell?

As I stated above in Question #1, I attended Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where I graduated with an Associate degree in Math and Science May 2015. At WCC, I focused on biology, anatomy, physiology, and zoology. I was accepted into the University of Michigan, but they didn’t quite have the major I was looking for, so husband and I both transferred to Cornell last fall and I’m now pursuing a degree in Animal Science to continue my education in zoology, conservation, management, and education through community outreach. Cornell University is the #1 University for Animal Science and the pieces fell into place to make it possible to attend Cornell. So we packed up out dogs and moved from Michigan to Ithaca and didn’t look

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