Getting here:

I first heard about COA while at Conserve School, a semester school in the Northwoods of Wisconsin.

Classes

  • Human Ecology; Marine Biology; Differential Equations
  • Constructing Visual Narrative; Oil Painting; Biology I
  • Natural Resources; History of Filmmaking II; Biology II
  • Changing Schools, Changing Society; Fractals & Scaling; Edible Botany
  • Play Production Workshop; Advanced Composition; Animation I
  • Intro to Economics; Postcolonial Islands; Studio Printmaking
  • the 10-day HELIO 2016 program in Ōsakikamijima
  • Negotiating Wonder; Intro to Comedic Improv; Actor Training
  • Human Ecology Abroad in Taiwan — Intercultural Education; Intro Mandarin Chinese; Essay-writing Ind. study
  • Nature of Narrative; Advanced Drawing; Object & Performance

Favorite class:

Play Production Workshop: myself, 8 other students, and Jodi Baker locked ourselves in the newly renovated 1932 Criterion Theatre for 10 weeks last winter and squeezed out a play. We enacted The Sneeze by Michael Frayn, a collection of 8 short stories and plays by Anton Chekhov. It was challenging, eye-opening, and the most fun I’ve ever had.

Internship:

 

I spent this summer at The Cannery at South Penobscot, an experimental community arts space in the 1200-strong village of Penobscot, Maine (an hour west of COA). My supervisor, Leslie Ross, is a professional maker of historical bassoons as well as a sound and music artist. While there, I helped with cleaning, moving, carpentry, electric, cooking, recording, building a website (above), and graphic design.

Human ecology?

Senior project:

A cartoon, I hope

Activities, traditions, celebrations:

Sunburns and sore toes from fútbol on the front lawn

Passions & motivations:

food, cartoons, Earth, people,

Best meal on campus:

PRF Egg Salad w/ BHF hot sauce

Twice-baked potatoes

 

COA might be the right college for you if...

…you like talking to teachers, collaborating with them, cracking jokes with them, and picking their brains!

Ephemera:

Dave Feldman’s office lit up at 10pm on a Saturday

Which came first, the chicken or the egg?