Greetings and Happy New Year to all!
My name is Kyle Hove, and I am thrilled to be your direct source of information as our group travels to Ecuador in just a few days. During this Biology 245 course: Ecology of Ecuador, we will be focusing primarily on the ecology, evolution, and natural history of the Andean cloud forest, the Galapagos Islands, and the Amazon rainforest.
Not only am I looking forward to going on this trip, but I am super excited to share with you the adventures we have in Ecuador in my upcoming posts over the next month. Before that can happen, I’d like to share with you a little about myself.
As my fellow college students would call me, I am a “townie”. While some wanted to get out of their hometowns, I stayed close to mine and chose to attend Luther College, beginning the Fall of 2012. I am currently a junior majoring in biology with a minor in health. I have always enjoyed the sciences and plan to pursue a career in the health field, utilizing the skills and knowledge I have acquired from both the biology and health departments. Outside of the classroom, I like to stay active and socialize with friends. I am a jumper/javelin thrower/sprinter on the track and field team as well as a member of the men’s rugby team.
I am very excited to be heading south to the equator in just a few days, and I hope you stay tuned throughout our voyage in Ecuador.
Until next time,