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About Me!


Hello!  I'm Melanie Braunschweig and first and foremost I would like to thank you all for visiting my site.  It has truly been a time-consuming learning experience to say the least.  I couldn't have done it without the help from my professors Dr. Volk and Dr. Sandland.  I would also like to thank the wondrous staff at ITS.  They truly saved my website.  Finally, I would like to thank everyone who let me use their beautiful photos.  They have added tremendous flavor to my site! 


After learning so much about chukars, here's a little about me!  I'm currently a freshman at University of Wisconsin - La Crosse majoring in biology with a biomedical concentration.  It has been my dream to go to school to become a physician's assistant in orthopedics ever since I had reconstructive ACL surgery in 2005.  Hopefully, in the future, I will be accepted into PA school, but that is in the back of my mind as of now.  I need to get through these next three years of biology and chemistry first!


Now I bet you are all wondering why on earth, of all the organisms, I chose a chukar partridge.  To be completely honest, I don't have any real connection with the bird.  As I looked through the list of organisms to choose from (all Christmas inspired), a partridge seemed like a good choice.  I didn't know much about them, so there was definitely a lot I could learn.  Also, the partridge is the star of the Christmas song "The Twelve Days of Christmas."


I hope you all enjoyed my site! 

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