Michael Hill is a dedicated student of biology in both the classroom and in the field, exhibiting a thoughtfulness for the natural world that goes beyond most students, according to professors. An example of this care can be found in an anecdote from an ornithology field trip.
On the trip, Michael coordinated the herculean efforts of an entire class to free a palm warbler that had become trapped in the web of a golden silk spider approximately 40-50 feet above the ground. Eventually, the warbler was freed. Michael approaches all his efforts with that same level of commitment.