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Testimonial: Kathleen Quigley, Monmouth College

Kathleen Quigley

The ACM Tanzania program was my first opportunity to travel outside of the United States, and now I have a desire to see the rest of the world. It was my first opportunity to conduct undergraduate research, as well. After living, traveling, and studying in a biodiversity hotspot, I have decided to pursue a career in ecological research. Living in Tanzania opened my eyes to the connectivity and interdependence of each part of our environment. Not only is the baobob a beautiful and resilient species, but it also provides food and shelter to insects, birds, monkeys, elephants, and many other animals in the park. I saw trees buzzing with activity from beehives, covered in mud from elephants scratching their sides with the tree’s bark, bats and owls flying from them, and one that had a leopard den inside. It is these connections and my time that I spent in Tanzania that helped me decide what I want to do with the rest of my life.

—Kathleen Quigley, biology

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