Wildlife Ecology and Conservation
Student Assistant for Service
Blue Hen Leadership Program
Alpha Zeta Fraternity
The Wildlife Society
Animal Science Club
What do you like about the UD College of Agriculture and Natural Resources?
I love that CANR has a wealth of resources available to students while maintaining a personal environment. CANR staff and faculty are incredible professors, renowned scientists, and always very personable and supportive of students. I feel like CANR is a place I can challenge myself to succeed while feeling at perfectly home.
What is your most memorable AG or UD experience?
During spring break of my first year, I participated in the Artificial Insemination Certification Course through the Animal Science Club. I learned a lot about the livestock industry, gained some excellent hands on experience, and getting up close and personal with those cows is something I will never forget!
What are your career goals?
After graduate school, I want to become involved in the field of environmental education. Whether this is through an NGO, an educational institution, a state park or elsewhere, I know that I want to use my passion to connect people with nature.
What is an interesting or unusual fact about you?
My senior year of high school I collected fly larvae off of roadkill for my forensics teacher to use in class during the forensic entomology unit. I like working with all animals, dead or alive!
What is your favorite book, movie or song?
Favorite book: Zoo by James Patterson
Favorite movie: Forrest Gump
Favorite song: Jersey Girl by Bruce Springsteen
Name: Sam McGonigle
Graduation Year: 2020
Hometown: Cherry Hill, NJ