Student Profiles


Katie O'Brien

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Katie Obrien What classes have you taken at COA?
Human Ecology Core Course
Intro to Oceanography
Political History and Modernization of Egypt
Biology 1
Oceans and Fishes
Advanced Composition
Fisheries and their Management
Gender in a Global Perspective
COA's Foodprint

What is your dream occupation?
Some mix of fisheries and politics. Maybe working for an international non-governmental organization on fisheries policy and conservation or actually doing fisheries research for a government. I'm not really sure yet.

Do you work on-campus? Where?
This year I will be a Resident Advisor, last year I worked in Admissions working on the COA Newsworthy website and designing admissions material.

What do you see yourself doing after COA?
Maybe going to grad school for fisheries, maybe traveling.

What country would you like to visit?
New Zealand, Iceland, India and so many more....

Where would you love to live?
Ireland or on a sailboat somewhere.

What is happiness to you?
Being on the water