Hi my name is Charles, I am a biology major and my primary passion is medicine. One of my favorite things to do is spend time outside. I enjoy hiking and almost any outdoor activity, and I generally find that I always feel better after spending some time outdoors. I took this class because I wanted to learn more about the plants I encounter while I am outside and to get a better understanding about a subject I would like to know more about. I would define Botany as the study of plants and I think one of the most interesting things about plants is that they produce a wide variety of life saving drugs that keep millions of people alive. My personal favorite plant is the Cinchona tree which the anti-malaria drug quinine is derived from. The Cinchona tree has likely saved millions of lives.

My coat of arms has a smiley face because I try to look at the bright side and choose to be happy. The quote “get busy living or get busy dying” is from Shawshank Redemption and I like it because it reminds me to not waste too much time worrying about things and to just go do it.