Getting here:

I found COA online, by researching the most environmental/sustainable colleges. I wanted a small school that had a beautiful campus, a diverse class selection, a good community, and a lot of environmentally focused classes.

Classes

1st year: (Fall) Calc 1, Intro to Arts and Design, Core Course (Winter) Practical Skills in Community Development, Calc 2, Architectural Design Studio (Spring)  Community Planning and Desision Making, Race and Racism in America: A Very Short History

2nd year: (Fall) Landscape Architecture Design Studio, Beginning Spanish 1, Physics and Mathmatics of Sustainable Energy (Winter) The Range of Sublimity in the Artist Mind, Restoration Ecology, City/Country: Literary Landscapes 1860-1920

Favorite class:

Landscape Architecture: it introduced me to the steps of the design process 

Internship:

I hope to intern with an architecture firm that has a sustainability driven team

Life on Mount Desert Island:

I get to experience a real fall, not a wimpy sad Texas fall.

Activities, traditions, celebrations:

It’s really cool how COA wants students involvement within the desicion making process of the college. And I really enjoy being a member of the Campus Planning and Buildings Committee, the Signage Sub-committee, and the Buildings and Grounds Committee. You really get to learn the interworkings of the college and expirence working with other people.

Passions & motivations:

My passions are sustainable architecture, urban planning, transportation, and community building

Best meal on campus:

The dal is the best!!

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

you are passionate about learning a bunch of different topics. Especially if you want to figure out how they all interconnect.

Ephemera:

“I am always doing that which I cannot do,

in order that I may learn how to do it.”

- Pablo Picasso