Classes

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. 

Ephemera:

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