Getting here:

I grew up in New Jersey near NYC, which was a hectic lifestyle so when I started looking at colleges I was eager to explore a new area of the US where I could focus on my studies. I heard about COA and human ecology and was intrigued by the idea. When I visited Bar Harbor and toured COA, I quickly fell in love with the scenery and sense of community at the school and made the decision to move to Maine!  I loved that at COA I could take classes that I was interested in every term and take charge of my own education combing my different interests.  

Classes

- Equal Rights, Equal Voices: The Rhetoric of Woman Suffrage

- Contemporary Social Movement Strategies 

- Adult Education 

- Supporting Students with Disabilities in the Reg. Classroom

- Spanish

-Immersion Practica in Spanish and Yucatecan Culture

- Experiential Education  

- Intercultural education 

- Skills for Conflict Resolution and Advocacy on Human Rights

Favorite class:

One of my favorite course was Yucatan: The Mayas of Yesterday and Today. The class is part of the Yucatan Immersion program and we traveled around the state of Yucatan learning about Mayan history and anthropology.  

I also loved my class Equal Rights, Equal Voices: The Rhetoric of Woman Suffrage with Jamie Mcknown, this course began my interests in gender studies and I learned so much through this course that has inspired me.  

Internship:

I spent my summer interning at Mabel Wadsworth Center in Bangor, ME which is a feminist sexual and reproductive health care center. I worked on projects educating the community about sexual health and it was an amazing experience that allowed me to start working in the field I’m passionate about. 

Activities, traditions, celebrations:

The OOPs trip is a great experience that helps students ease into COA and meet so many wonderful people. I had the opportunity to both be a participant and a leader of a trip and have made lifelong memories and friends. 

Passions & motivations:

Reproductive justice!

Best meal on campus:

Savory tofu and vegan mac & cheese :) 

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

You are passionate about making the world a better place.