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What has been your favorite class at COA? Why?
Animal Behavior, because John Anderson pushed me to work hard and pursue interesting correlations between animals and humans.
What classes have you taken at COA?
Chemistry I and II
Organic Chemistry I and II
Ecology Natural History
Envisioning Nature, Representing Science
Biology I and II
Community Planning and Decision Making
Probability and Statistics
Science of Popular Medicine
Molecular Evolutionary Genetics
What was your favorite project at COA? Why?
My favorite project was our personal case analysis for Adolescent Psychology. It's interesting to see yourself according to different psychological theories.
What is your dream occupation?
To become an M.D.
Do you work on or off campus? If yes, where?
I work in the writing center as a writing tutor.
What do you see yourself doing after COA?
I see myself working in the science field, and, hopefully, moving on to medical school.
What country or state would you like to visit? Where would you love to live?
I would love to visit Poland, but I really need to live somewhere warm. I hate the cold.
What is happiness to you?
Happiness is knowing possibilities for good things are endless.
What are your plans, if any, for your internship?
I hope to intern in a hospital or lab doing research or clinical work.
What are your ideas for your senior project?
I've got a bit of time yet, but something about environmental impacts on health would be ideal.
What is one of your favorite childhood memories?
One of my favorite memories is building giant, whole room forts and sleeping in them with my brother and sisters.
What is your favorite food to eat? What is your favorite thing to cook?
My favorite food is french fries, but I really enjoy making pizza with my friends.
What do you like to do when you're not doing school work?
I love to read, listen to music, go for walks, and spend time with my friends.
What is your favorite color?
What are your favorite flowers?
What are your favorite animals?
What came first, the chicken or the egg?
The egg -- dinosaurs had eggs, and dinosaurs were around LONG before the chicken. In order to be an actual chicken, it must be born from an egg. Therefore, some ancestral reptilian/bird laid the egg that contained the first chicken.
What is the motto you like to live by?
Honesty is the best policy.
Why did you choose to come to COA?
I had worked for Acadia during the summers while in high school, and I fell in love with MDI. COA seemed like a perfect way to continue with my interests in a picturesque location.
What do you like to study?
I've focused mostly on science classes -- there are so many interesting ones to choose from!
Who are your favorite writers? Poets?
Jane Austin, Mary Roach, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Dan Brown, James Patterson... I could go on for days.
Who are your favorite artists? Musicians?
I really love Jan Vermeer's artwork. I love music in general and don't really have a favorite musician.
Who is your favorite fictional hero?
Ester from the Scarlet Letter
What historical figure do you most admire?
Who are your heroes today?
My mother and grandmother
What do you value most in your friends?
I value strong character, clear goals, and a sense of humor in my friends.
What do people say is your most marked characteristic?
I've been told I'm very charismatic.
What talent do you wish you had?
I wish I could sing or play an instrument.
What is your least favorite spice?