Taking Biological Conservation with Dr. Weller really laid the foundation for my knowledge about global sustainability and environmental issues, such as deforestation, habitat fragmentation, and global warming. Inspired by this class, I chose to participate in the Costa Rica Program so that I can see and apply some of the topics we had discussed. I’m looking forward to exploring the rainforest, as well as observing the wildlife. Additionally, I’m excited to interact with the locals and to learn more about their culture. (I’m hoping for some soccer and surf sessions!)
Upon returning from Costa Rica I hope to share my experience with UCI at the symposium, in the form of a research project.