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COA… and also food, gardening, favorite books

Before COA

I first came to COA as a transfer student in the winter of 1997 and I found an inspiring and remarkable intellectual and social home. After graduating from the college, I worked for many years in the non-profit sector on issues of sustainable food systems and community health. I helped start farm-to-school programs, worked with food pantries to bring in more fresh and local produce, and I also did some other really interesting projects like helping the City of Ellsworth, Maine with developing a bicycle/pedestrian plan. I eventually got involved in admissions because I love helping students find this very special college that has had such a profound impact on my life.

My most frequently asked question is...

What can you do with a degree in human ecology? (The answer is: just about anything. But I can give you plenty of specific examples!)

What else?

I served on the board of the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) from 2008-2016, including several years as board president, vice president, and secretary. I have also served on the boards/steering committees of Blue Hill Heritage Trust, Tree of Life Food Pantry, MDI Tomorrow, Kids’ Corner, and my road association!