Gilly Black

Academic Advisor

Academic Advisor for students, up to 60 units, in Wildlife, Forestry, and Environmental Science and Management

I am an advisor for majors in the College of Natural Resources and Sciences (CNRS). I focus on majors which can be broadly described as 'applied ecology'. My environmental interests stem from studying for a Bachelor's degree in Environmental Biology, a PHD in Freshwater Ecology and a year of volunteering in a Field Studies Center, trying to trap a river otter (unsuccessfully!). I also have a teaching credential and taught young children for many years, both in public school and in my own preschool. These experiences set the stage for my long term career as an educator. I now have the pleasure of teaching - both in a classroom (Introduction to Wildlife, WLDF 111) and in my office (WDFS 268) - as I assist my advisees with a wide variety of topics related to transitioning and making the most of their time in college. In my free time I love to spend time outside gardening, walking with my two Black Labradors, reading, yoga, cooking - and when possible  - visiting family and friends in England. I look forward to meeting you and learning about your interests.