Office or Location

Admission

Phone Number

207-801-5640

Ask me about...

COA… and also, weaving, making kimchi, gardening, backpacking, favorite books

Before COA

I first came to COA as a transfer student in the winter of 1997, and I found an inspiring and remarkable intellectual and social home. After graduating from the college, I worked for many years in the non-profit sector on issues of sustainable food systems and community health. I helped start farm-to-school programs, worked with food pantries to bring in more fresh and local produce, and I also did some other really interesting projects like helping the City of Ellsworth, Maine with developing a bicycle/pedestrian plan. I eventually got involved in admissions because I couldn’t think of anything I’d rather do than help students find this remarkable college that has had such a profound impact on my life.

My most frequently asked question is...

What can you do with a degree in human ecology? (The answer is: just about anything. But I can give you lots of specific examples!)

What else?

I have served on the board of the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) since 2008, including several years as board president, vice president, and secretary. In the past, I have also served on the boards/steering committees of the Blue Hill Heritage Trust, Tree of Life Food Pantry, MDI Tomorrow, and the Genetic Engineering Action Network.