Getting here:

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


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. 


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.