Getting here:

I completed a year at a community college in central New York before I transferred to COA in my second year. 

Classes

Trees & Shrubs of MDI

Gardens & Greenhouses - Theory & Practice of Organic Gardening

Intro to Lichens & Bryophytes

U.S. Farm & Food Policy

Farm Animal Management 

Business & Nonprofit Basics

Launching A New Venture

Independent Studies in: Monilophytes, Plant Propagation methods, In-Vitro Plant Propagation, Fern Ecology

 

I have shaped my curriculum at COA to learn about agriculture and plant science though my independent work has been the most productive and satisfying aspect of my education. 

Favorite class:

Farm Animal Management was an incredible class. Students were provided with hands on experience with farm animals as well as a wealth of knowledge from Kourtney Collum and CJ Walke.

My approach to human ecology:

My main focus at COA is pteridology, or the study of ferns and fern allies though my interests intersect with photography, ecology, botany, and agriculture. 

Internship:

Propagating and restoring populations of the endangered species the American Hart’s Tongue Fern at SUNY ESF 

Senior project:

My senior project is a catalog of ferns on a coastal island preserved by Maine Coast Heritage Trust and a book displaying my photography of ferns. 

Best meal on campus:

I only ever ate cup o noodles on campus 

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

you are independently motivated.