Getting here:

I heard of College of the Atlantic while I attending Chewonki Semester School my junior year of high school. Throughout high school I had so many interests and couldn’t imagine having to pick just one… would I make the right choice? I was attracted to COA because I felt comforted by being able to explore these interests and see how many of them actually connected! I was also so excited to be in a smaller community similar to Chewonki where I would have close relationships with both my peers and my professors. 

Classes

These are some of the classes I’ve taken over the past 2 1/2 years: 

Marine Biology, Introduction to Economics, Intro to Botany, Latin American Literature, Spanish, Transforming Food Systems, Agroecology, Homesteading, Fisheries Fishermen and Fishing Communities, Land and Climate, Seeds, History of Agriculture: Apples, Corn & Coffee. 

I am currently taking Ceramics, US Farm & Food Policy, and Cross-Cultural American Women’s Novels. 

Internship:

My internship was part of the Sustainable Food Systems Research Collaborative working on a project called The Sweet Spot. Based at the University of Maine, I did research last summer regarding labor for small to medium scale Beekeepers and Maple Syrup producers in the state of Maine. I learned a lot and made a lot of connections with some really cool people!

Activities, traditions, celebrations:

The Bar Island Swim- it’s worth it!

Work-study at Beech Hill Farm where I get to hang out with plants and explore more of the island through delivering produce to restaurants! 

Passions & motivations:

Climate Change and shifting our agricultural systems with more sustainable practices!

Best meal on campus:

Fall flavors pasta bake, mushroom stroganoff, pumpkin chocolate chip muffins, veggie sausage, and salmon.

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

you want to explore your many interests in an interdisciplinary way, get to know your classmates and professors on a deeper level, and love spending time outdoors!

Ephemera:

Some advice: always check the freebox first, there’s a tree that smells like cotton candy, always arrive early on mac & cheese night.