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Juan Pablo Hoffmaister '07
"I found COA to be a place for people ready to engage with their peers, community and world."
Chellie Pingree '79
Representative to US Congress from Maine's First District
"COA fed interests that I didn't know I had - that led to everything else."
Meg Trau '12
Curatorial assistant, Museum of Science, Boston
"It's a special place: professors dedicated to their students; students filled with curiosity and compassion for each other and the world; and a ridiculously beautiful and inspiring locale."
Hazel Stark '11
"I firmly believe that Human Ecology is the most important concept for everyone to understand in order to make this world a sustainable place for all life."
Kerri Sands '02
Associate, Good Group Decisions
"At COA I was able to recognize and articulate my skills, and I learned how to apply them to the work that matters most to me."
Nikhit D'Sa '06
"I would one day like to work at a place like COA where people consider the community to be family."
Richard Epstein '84
Senior Architect and Urban Designer, RNL Design
"Change is at the heart of COA and I try to bring that idea of how can you build a better world into my work."
April Mauro '04
"I don't think there is any other small college where students receive such a complete education in such a large variety of fields."
Rohan Chitrakar '04
Cinematographer and Photographer
"COA allows students to experiment with theory and practice in wide-ranging disciplines and across geographic boundaries."
Chelsea Mooser '00
Research Scientist and Teacher, focusing on breast cancer
"Looking back, it seemed like COA was more like a graduate school for undergraduates."
Greg Stone '82
Senior Vice President and Chief Ocean Scientist at Conservation International
"COA was my gateway to the world of marine biology and conservation."
John Long '86
Professor, Vassar College
"After attending graduate school, I realized that my education at COA was much like graduate school: few exams, much hands-on work, and very high expectations."