Peace Corps Volunteer Looking for Guidance

Peace Corps Volunteer Looking for Guidance

Hello r/Ecology! I’ll try to keep this short and sweet 😀

I am a Peace Corps Volunteer serving in the Environmental Conservation sector of Paraguay.

I am very interested in establishing myself professionally in the environmental sector once finishing my tour of Service in 14 months. I find myself attracted to Restoration Ecology.

While I have work experience, my academic background is not suited for STEM. (I studied Spanish and Russian as an undergrad)

My question: what skills do I need to become a competitive applicant for a M.S. Ecology program? (Probably one not based on heavy research.) What level of math do I need? Any particular books to read? Branches of science to understand?

I have 14 months to prepare before returning to the United States. Any advice? Thank you for reading.

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