"From the start, I knew I wanted to study behavioral ecology, and I sought out undergrad research opportunities. This work led me to study flying squirrels and red-cockaded woodpeckers in Georgia, ducks in North Dakota, and now coyotes here. I chose Coker because the faculty values undergraduate research as much as I do. Student research provides experience in designing experiments, methodologies, statistical techniques, and scientific writing. My research focuses on animal behavior, and I will always make room for motivated students."