Favorite class:

My favorite class here has been Ecology, which simultaneously teaches some of the the concepts of textbook ecology from its foundations, then begins to uproot them. 

My approach to human ecology:

History + ecology + geology + agroecology + zoology + botany = human ecology.

Life on Mount Desert Island:

The town is small and concentrated but becomes unusually busy in the summer months and the beginning and end of the school year. Poorly suited to agriculture and trade and traditionally hostile towards fishermen (through the park service), the town is overwhelmingly reliant on tourism. Areas immediately off the island, on the nearby islands, and on the southwest side tend to be more typical downeast communities, with their small, diversified farms, sprawling blueberry barrens that redden in the fall, thriving lobster fisheries, and clam flats.

Activities, traditions, celebrations:

Mycology Club, Crafts in Deering on Friday.

Passions & motivations:

To become uniquely interdisciplinary

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

You are scatterbrained, like me. 


Purple slipper snails everywhere after the right storm.

Which came first, the chicken or the egg?

The egg. At some point, we can’t call the layer a chicken anymore, can we?