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Tommy BerryTommy Berry

Where is your hometown?
Wheaton, MD

What are you expecting to get out of your time at Frostburg?
An education and a degree in Ethnobotany.

What are career/academic goals?
I want to work in natural resource management and/or ethnographic researcher with a concentration on medicinal/spiritual/ritual plant things.

What got you interested in Ethnobotany?
I hated wildlife and fisheries and ethnobotany was much cooler and more flexible.

What cultures are you interested in studying and learning about? Have you learned about these cultures yet?
Cultures who utilize plants for medico/supernatural/spiritual practices and rituals.  I haven't learned very much at this point but I look forward to learning more in the future.

Was Ethnobotany your first choice for a major?
No, originally I was a wildlife and fisheries major but we didn't mesh well together.

Are you minoring in any other subject?
Yes, Biology and Cultural Anthropology.

Do you have any interest outside of Ethnobotany?
No.  Its what I live for and what motivates me!!!

What is the most valuable thing you have learned in college?
How to manage my time how to sound professional.

Do you consider yourself any of the following: redneck, hillbilly, hippy, city folk, suburb oriented or other.
I'm a city folk! :)

On a scale of one to ten, how do you relate to other students?
0, I don't play well with others.

What kind of activities relate  to both your casual life and school?
Playing in the woods.

Where do you eat and buy groceries?  What are your dietary preferences?
I eat at my house off campus and buy my groceries from walmart because its cheap and im a starving college student.  I consider my self an unremorseful full, blown carnivore. I prefer thai food. yum.

Do you work on-campus or off-campus?  What is your job?
I am currently in between jobs.

In the summer have you done any internship? Where?
I worked at the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission in the Natural Resource Management and the Park Planning and Stewardship Divisions in Montgomery County,  Maryland.