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JOSEPH KAWALEC, Princeton sophomore studying Ecology




Major: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

College/Employer: Princeton

Year of Graduation: 2021

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I am a sophomore planning to concentrate in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology with a certificate in Environmental Studies. On campus, I am involved with the Princeton Conservation Society and the Princeton Undergraduate Energy Association, as well as a newly-founded Princeton Birding Society. On my free time, I enjoy going for runs around the Princeton area and playing ping pong with my friends. I also work for the Office of Sustainability's SCRAP Lab, which is a composting system on campus that collects leftover food from the Frist Campus Center and various cafes. Finally, I hope to use the research experience that I will gain through Princeton's EEB department and the Environmental Institute to eventually go to grad school.



Past Classes

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S605: A Look at Local Birds around Princeton in Splash Spring 2019 (Apr. 27, 2019)
Have you ever seen those magnificent flying creatures in the sky while you were walking around and wish that you could have taken the time to look at them more closely? In this class, we will take a nature walk around Princeton's campus and the surrounding area for the purpose of bird-watching. We will provide some pairs of binoculars for students to share and help them identify the local birds, either by sight or by song. No bird-watching experience necessary!