Fall ’21: core course + Plants & People: Economic Botany + Globalization/Anti-Globalization

Winter ’22: College Seminar: Practical Skills in Community Development + Dissecting Popular Music + Bio: Cellular Processes of Life

Spring ’22: Intro to Oceanography + Public Speaking Workshop + Intercultural Communication 

Fall ’22: Marine Mammal Biology + Sex, Gender, Identity and Power + Physics and Math of Sustainable Energy

Favorite class:

so far: oceanography, dissecting popular music, & marine mammal bio :) but really all of them have broadened both my knowledge and skills in a way that I could have never expected

My approach to human ecology:

social justice + music + queerness + community development + the ocean + spending time in nature + found family = human ecology

Life on Mount Desert Island:

quiet mornings on the pier w/ good coffee >>>>

too late nights w/ friends telling life stories + hopes and dreams <3

Activities, traditions, celebrations:

-open mics + the cultural show 

-acappella group

-rocky horror picture show at the criterion on halloween!

Passions & motivations:

music, nature, (the ocean), all things justice & community

Adventures yet to come:

-exploring every nook and cranny of MDI

-playing a show with my sister

-roadtripping with friends

-(hopefully) so much sailing!!

Best meal on campus:

winter flavors pasta and anything cheesy (and the lemon bars & chocolate chip cookies!!)

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

you ask every college admissions person you meet if their college feels like a community… this one does. you will know almost every person you walk by on campus (and maybe in town too!) and there are so many ways to interact w/ and participate in the community here that I can’t keep up! Also if the idea of picking a major and committing to a certain career path for the rest of your life stresses you out, then human ecology might be for you. 


sitting on the dock during my first fall term, feet in the water, looking out at the bar, wondering how my life has led up to this moment, in such a beautiful place with such wonderful people <3