Getting here:

Growing up in urban environments all my life, the first few weeks at COA were a huge culture shock for me. After hiking a section of the Appalachian Trail with my OOPs group, I learned just how beautiful nature can be. Out there, on MDI, you make friends fast with the friendliest community I’ve ever met.


I still haven’t been able to get over the silence all throughout winter though…


ES1038I Geology of Mt. Desert Island
HE1010I Human Ecology Core Course
HS4097MA Spanish Conversation I
ED1015I Educational Innovation
ED1019I Advocacy and Education for English Learners
HS1095I Introduction to Postcolonialism
HS2021IM YUCATAN: Immersion Practica in Spanish and Yucatecan Culture
HS3055M YUCATAN: The Mayas of Yesterday and Today
HS6010 YUCATAN: Spanish Pre-Registration

My approach to human ecology:

To tell the truth, I still don’t entirely understand Human Ecology.

It’s to say; just when you thought you knew something for sure, think again because there is always more to learn.

For me, Human Ecology is what we experience from the day to day.

We are all human ecologists, we just don’t all know it yet. 

Life on Mount Desert Island:

Life on MDI offers me a break from the constant business of city-living. My favorite part of living on MDI is the late nights after classes going out with friends. There is always something to do, whether it be swimming under the stars or telling stories on a friend’s couch. Life on MDI is what you make out of it. 

Activities, traditions, celebrations:

Eating “banana boats”, roasted bananas with chocolate and other sweets, at COA^2 campfires will always be a highlight of my time at COA. 

Dinner nights with friends, leave with a full stomach, and a full heart. 

And how could I forget going to the free-box between classes? 

Passions & motivations:

Promoting literacy and education to better my community while addressing my own biases and prejudices.

Adventures yet to come:

I can’t even think about what I’m gonna do tomorrow. 

Let me know how it all turned out in ten years. 

Best meal on campus:

Whatever I make for community dinner that night, let me know if you want some leftovers. 

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

…you enjoy shared learning over lecturing. 


Don’t go into Turrets at night if you believe in ghosts…