Jamila BlakeJamila Blake

2015 Welcome Ambassador Captain

Year:

Senior

Major:

Wildlife Conservation

Hometown:

Tampa, FL

Hobbies:

Reading, working with animals, volunteering, singing/acting

UD Involvement:

AG Ambassador, Wildlife Society, AGcelerate Enrichment Program, AG Day Planning Committee, MLK Day of Service, UD Domestic Expansion Team, Campus Chatter Theater Troupe

Most exciting UD memory:

My most exciting UD memory was when I attended the UD Wildlife Society Northeast Conclave with our Wildlife Society Chapter. I hiked in the Adirondacks, learned different skills for my major, and learned from experts and other wildlife students from our region.

Favorite 1743 Welcome Days memory:

My favorite 1743 Welcome Days memory was giving my first "Where's my Class? Tour." I was able to meet students who were in my college and explain how to utilize the shuttle system. I also reconnected with students I had met during my summer as an Orientation Leader. Students seemed much more comfortable at the end of the tour, and I was glad to be able to help with some of their anxiety regarding the first day of class.

Advice for a new student:

My advice would be to attend as much as possible during 1743 Welcome Days. You can connect with different people on your floor and make friends with similar interests. Dpon't worry about finding your best friends for all four years; you will find the right people when you are supposed to.

How I decided on my major:

I looked at colleges initially with Environmental Science in mind, but realized I wanted to focus on animals. When I found the Wildlife Conservation program, it sounded like exactly what I loved to do, working outside in nature and learning about different conservation practices.

Favorite TV Show:

Phineas and Ferb

Plans after College:

My plan is to hopefully return to florida and work with alligators, and then travel to work with different types of animals.