Green Light: Amber Dodge

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Amber Dodge is a junior majoring in wildlife management from Goldsboro, N.C.

Dodge wants to work in a rehabilitation center for animals but is still unsure what kind of animals she would like to work with. She has time to figure this out.

She said that she chose Delta State because it offered a decent price for tuition, and she said likes it here in the Delta because people are “nicer than most people back home.”

The Delta has less trees than Dodge is used to, but she said that the weather is very similar.

“All of your squirrels are way too big,” she said. “Like they’re the size of one of my cats and that’s ridiculous.”

She said her family owns four dogs (Mimi, Daisy, Junior, and Tippy), six cats (Beastly,

Sebastian, Sylvester, Callie, Marie, and Oliver), and an opossum named Momo.

Dodge said her family found the opossum the day after she left to come here, which was fall 2015. “Now they are letting it live in my room, free range,” she said. “I think I’ve been replaced by it.”

Dodge likes to read and play video games during her free time whenever she is not weighed down with school work.

Her advice to incoming students is to “try to take a little bit of everything that interests you,” and find out what you could do if you were to major in that subject.

“Don’t listen to people who tell you that the there’s no jobs for people who have a certain major,” she said. “That’s crap. There will always be jobs. It’s just that there are a lot of people who you’ll have to compete with in order to get the job you want.”

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