Hal Terry is a master's student at the University of Michigan School of Environment and Sustainability. Hal's academic career has been driven by the curiosity to understand the connections between an environment and the organisms that live within it. Hal hopes to use science as a tool to engage others in the importance of protecting the ecosystem for future generations. Through his work as a Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program and his undergraduate thesis, Hal was able to observe mollusks’ behaviors and how they respond to their environment. For his next thesis, Hal is examining the impacts of habitat fragmentation and parasitism on lizard health in Greece.