Hello! I am Alex Ferkany. I am currently working on a Biology degree with a minor in Human and Animal Interactions. Mother earth is home to many species that diligently work together to maintain balanced ecosystems. Our job, as humans, is to take care of our planet as much as it takes care of us. My goal after graduation is to help in several different areas in hopes to conserve the natural beauty surrounding us. Eventually, I would like to work my way up to beneficially impacting the conservation of South African animals. South Africa is one of the most biodiverse countries in the world. This means that it’s crucial to maintain the ratio in order for the planet to remain healthy and sustainable for current lives! (Oh yeah, and the simple opinion that the animals there, and everywhere else, are extraordinary and seriously cute!)

Botany: The study of plants. This includes their physiology, structure, genetics, ecology, distribution, classification, and economic importance. This means that it is the scientific understanding of how and why plants have and still impact everyday life.
I really hope to learn a lot about the plants I see on a daily basis and what roles they play in our ecosystem. These are the plants that impact me directly by allowing me to breathe, and I am excited to learn about the countless number of species!