Getting here:

I got here after a series of fortunate and peculiar events! 

Classes

So far I’ve taken Transforming Food Systems, Human Ecology and Principles of Comedic Improvisation. Next term I plan to study Anthropology of Food, Intro to Chaos and Fractals and Movement Training Basics.

Life on Mount Desert Island:

The fall!

The ocean.

The forests. 

Activities, traditions, celebrations:

Feeding sourdough starter every night with friends. Making music, cooking and eating with people. Hikes in Acadia! 

 I am part of the Zero Waste Club, the Campus Committee for Sustainability, the Food Group, and the Share the Harvest Program . I work at communications as videographer and photographer. So far, the work-study project I’ve enjoyed the most is making profiles of artists of COA! 

Passions & motivations:

I’m passionate about agriculture and food as a way to overhaul the capitalist/industrial system, and rebuild the relationship between humans and nature. I enjoy cooking and farming! Dancing and performing arts in general have always been a part of my life, and I believe art is one of the most powerful ways of communication. I like finding joy in simple things; conversations, walks, peeling potatoes, eating with friends, dancing salsa… I also like literature.

Adventures yet to come:

Learn how to play the gaita, an indigenous wind instrument from Colombia’s Caribbean coast. Travel ALL around Colombia, no matter how long it takes me! Be part of the Food Sovereignty movement. Live with less. 

Best meal on campus:

Parsnip soup, rosemary and sea salt cookie, sunflower seeds.

Ephemera:

Improvisation is life. 

Which came first, the chicken or the egg?

Whatever. Does it make a difference to know?