Name: Mylee Mobley
Hometown: Griffin, Georgia
Year in School: Graduate Student (M.S.)
In her own words ...
Where are you from, and why did you choose to study at UGA/CAES?
Griffin, Georgia. When I started working full time for the Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, I loved my job and became very passionate about what I was contributing to. I decided I wanted to continuine my education and learn more about agriculture.
What is your major/degree program, and what department?
Master's Degree in Plant Breeding in the Institute for Plant Breeding Genetics and Genomics..
Why did you choose your major?
I chose plant breeding because I thought it was the avenue to learn more about how what I was doing in my daily position made a difference to in research and conservation of plant genetics.
What is your favorite class you have taken?
Conservation of plant genetic resources.
Who has been your favorite instructor?
What has been the best experience you've had so far at CAES?
Meeting my peers and instructors and learning about them as well as their research and other interests.
What do you want to do with what you have learned here?
I want to continue working in the field of agriculture and plant conservation.
How has your experience at UGA changed you?
UGA has helped me come out of my comfort zone in the best way possible.
Thinking of the word agriculture - what does agriculture mean to you? In what ways does agriculture impact your life and your culture?
Agriculture is a way of life. I grew up on a small scale farm and I've seen the hard work and dedication it takes to provide for your family from my dad. In this way, he taught me a strong work ethic as well as to love what you do for a living.
What do you like to do outside of class — hobbies, interests, secret talents?
I like to stay active with outdoor activities and traveling.