I am from Alameda island in California. My academic focus at COA is in general and marine biology, but I am also interested in economics and ecology of resource use. Some of my favorite COA courses so far have been Invertebrate Zoology, Cross-Kingdom Interactions, and Leaving Capitalism. My other interests include hiking, swimming, scuba diving, astronomy, horror short stories, and B-movies of all types. In my own writing and my role as a tutor, I enjoy working on the puzzle of how to phrase and structure writing, and I love the feeling of discovery in figuring out what to write and how.