Getting here:

My first week at COA was also my first week in the US. I arrived in Boston and was picked up by a fellow first year. Their family welcomed me into their home and on the next day we drove up to Bar Harbor. Just hours after arriving on campus I took off on a sea kayaking adventure in the Stonington Archipelago. This first week shaped my experience at COA which has been full of hospitality, open arms and Ocean Adventures. 


Ecology: Natural History; Politics of Israel; The Cold War: Early Years; Environmental History; Economic Development: Theory and Case Studies; Advanced Composition; US Pres. Elections; Cold War Flashpoints: Exploring Case Studies; Fixing Elections: Workshopping Democratic Solutions; Beginning Spanish I with Vocabulary; Beginning Spanish II; Economics of Cooperation, Networks & Trust; College Seminar: Practical Skills in Community Development; On Questions of Rights, Responsibilities, Reparations; Applied Data Science; Microeconomics for Business and Policy; Social Science Research Methods.

Independent Study: Translation [Übersetzung]

Favorite class:

Fixing Elections: Workshopping Democratic Solutions 

Activities, traditions, celebrations:

The Bar Island Swim is a great tradition! It gets students comfortable with the cold, creates connection, and finishing sets you into a euphoric state. 

Adventures yet to come:

I will be spending the winter term in Yucatan, Mexico. 

Best meal on campus:

Vegan Mac ‘n’ Cheese with Savory Tofu is my definition of US comfort food. 

The homemade Sourdough bread in TAB is a little taste of home. 


Swimming at night from COA the pier in the summer feels like swimming in the star filled sky.