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Greg BarrenI graduated from West Chester University in 2013 with a B.S. in Biology (Ecology and Conservation).  I recently graduated from Western Kentucky University with a M.S. in Biology and I am currently working seasonally for the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia as a field technician.  My experience at West Chester has helped me achieve my academic goals and helped me come closer to my career goal in the ecology field.  All of my professors at West Chester were very passionate about their courses and effectively taught both concepts and laboratory methods in various biology concentrations.  In addition to classroom work, I was also lucky enough to do independent research with my advisor.  Independent research was a great way to gain hands-on experience in the ecology field.  Professors also invested time in helping students outside of the classroom.  For example, they help students find jobs and internships by emailing opportunities to a biology student email list.  I still check my West Chester email often to check for job opportunities.  I had a great experience at West Chester University and feel prepared for a career in the field of ecology.