Favorite class:

I took part in the Great West monster course last year. Together with two professors and ten students, I spent all of fall term traveling in California, Nevada, Oregon, Arizona, and Utah studying literature, public lands, ecology, fire, water conflicts, history, and indigenous rights. Beyond bringing me to the most beautiful places I’ve ever visited, this class really opened my eyes to what it means to be a human ecologist.

Internship:

I worked as a research assistant monitoring ecological effects of large hydroelectric dams in Bavaria, Germany. It was a great experience!

Senior project:

I am interested in the social aspects of large dams. I plan to spend next summer researching how local communities view a large hydroelectric dam in northern Sweden. 

Life on Mount Desert Island:

Bar Harbor is such a nice town, especially in winter when it is snowy and quiet. I feel at home here and everything is within walking distance. 

Activities, traditions, celebrations:

Hiking, climbing, and running with friends in Acadia are my year-round favorite activities! I also enjoy my job in the writing center and think Earth in Brackets is a great group!

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

you are interested in studying and exploring things the way they are: entangled and interdisciplinary.