Getting here:

I was looking for a place where people cared & engaged as a learning community! I found the website, obsessed over the course offerings, visited during fall fly-in, and knew I had to be here! 


I’ve taken all of these exciting classes!!

Fall 20: Human Ecology Core Course, Writing for Social Change, Acadia: The National Park Idea 

Winter 21: The Power of Debt, Equity + Social Justice in Education, A History of God

Spring 21: Rethinking the Canon, Macroeconomics, Independent Study: Climate Emotions

Fall 21: Performance & Ecology, This Placed Called India, Chemistry & Biology of Food and Drink

Favorite class:

A History of God, with Gray Cox!! Amazing discussions about metaphysics,  mysticism, infinity, dreams, puzzling questions about religious texts and lots of self-exploration through the process!

My approach to human ecology:

Community + Love + Systems + Social Change + Connectedness = Human Ecology

Life on Mount Desert Island:

Swimming in the ocean at unreasonable temperatures!! Lots of maple-y things + blueberry things!! Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful views!! 

Activities, traditions, celebrations:

Working at TAB + Sea Urchin Cafe! Community dinners! Earth in Brackets! Diversity, Equity, Inclusion working group! 

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

you like having “aha” or “woah” moments in your classes all the time


bring your art supplies! and favorite foods from home to share!