Activities, traditions, celebrations:

The Bar Island Swim has been a pretty great way to kick-start the academic year. I love how the whole community comes together for this event and makes a place for everyone. The TAB meal and concert that follow make the best of the late summer weather on campus. 

The outing club, and particularly the traditional skills program, has been an important part of my time at COA. I’ve learned a lot about leadership, group dynamics, and outdoor skills. 

Adventures yet to come:

Upon graduation, a friend and I will hike and bike some sort of rectangle around the US (and a tiny bit of Canada). 

Best meal on campus:

I’ve never understood the mac and cheese craze. My heart jolts whenever butternut squash and mushroom lasagna is on the menu. 


The swing on the North Lawn never fails to bring me joy.