I have been interested in animals and the environment my entire life. Still, every day I learn something new about how my daily choices impact animals and the environment. I hope to explore issues pertaining to animal advocacy, the environment, and my own experiences with animals while pursuing an M.S. in Environmental Biology. My background is in literature (I wrote an M.A. thesis on the use of poststructuralism and animal philosophy in the works of J.M. Coetzee).