Getting here:

I spent a lot of time choosing the right school for me.  Being from Pennsylvania, moving to the ocean has not only been a lifelong dream, but also a necessity to study marine science.  Honestly, I had looked at several schools along the East coast of the continental United States, and when I came across COA, I knew it was the school for me.

Classes

Evolution

Marine Mammal Biology

Endangered Species & Wildlife Law

International Wildlife Policy & Protected Areas

Native American Law

Oceanography

Watersheds

Technical Writing

Ocean & Fishes

Graphic Design I

Bio Thru the Lens

My approach to human ecology:

Marine Science + Policy + Photography = Human Ecology

Internship:

I spent my summer interning on Mount Desert Rock researching oceanic water quality in the Gulf of Maine area.  It was a wonderful opportunity for hands on experience that was challenging and so incredibly rewarding.

 

Senior project:

I want to create a mini-serious of children’s books that educate and incentivize young people in valuing and protecting our ocean.

Life on Mount Desert Island:

Life on the island is incredible.  It’s something I have never experienced before.  Everyday, I get to see the ocean, the rocky cliff sides, and the breathtaking Acadia National Park.  It is truly something special.  

Activities, traditions, celebrations:

My work study is with Allied Whale.  I participate in marine mammal standings, necropsies, and whale-tale matching.  It can be challenging, but always rewarding.

Passions & motivations:

Conservation

Best meal on campus:

I love meatball day!  Seriously, the best meatballs I ever had.