Why I Give
I give to COA because it’s the place that taught me that art is as important as politics and environmental stewardship—that art opens us to a way of being in the world few other things can. Simultaneously, I learned the importance of dialogue between fields of research. COA is unique in its ability to offer this model of education because of its small size and remote location. The human ecology of my degree came in utilizing my peers and the mentors I found on faculty and staff. They were beacons in navigating my own work and continue to be. I give back what I can to make sure these experiences are possible for students for many years to come.