Getting here:

It took me a gap year working at a goat dairy, a freshman year at University of Colorado Boulder studying Architecture, and three adventures through college applications to finally realize that COA was where I am meant to be. So I never even visited campus before arriving here for orientation, I confidently knew that this place was going to be my home and didn’t need any more convincing. Then, of course, upon stepping foot in the sunken garden

My approach to human ecology:

Sometimes when I’m particularly stressed about the future, I like to draw giant mind maps of all my interests and try to connect them. The goal is to discover a career that perfectly blends everything I love doing and am interested in, the result is a small panic attack because it just shows how pathless and omni-curious I am. Thankfully my major is Human Ecology. 

Best meal on campus:

The cookies here are a very well kept, insanely unexpectedly delicious secret. We’re talking at least 6 varieties, new experiments constantly, warm out of the oven at meal times, exquisite confectionary creations. I have Celiac disease so I just look at them, but that is still the best part of my day. 

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

If you like deep dives. And I mean in every sense of the word; literally diving deep into the sea, diving into a tight and wonderful community, diving into intense classes and terms, diving into the little world of this island, diving into something that’s magic can’t possibly be explained until you’ve lived it. 

Which came first, the chicken or the egg?

The concept of an egg definitely existed long before the first great thinker ever conceived of the idea of a chicken.