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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."
Juan Pablo Hoffmaister '07
"I found COA to be a place for people ready to engage with their peers, community and world."
I'm an avid knitter who was raised on a sheep farm.
Traverse City, MI
My internship was in northwestern Italy working on an organic farm.
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
Large animal veterinarian
"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."
Elsie Flemings '07
Maine State Legislator
"I found my voice at COA; where I was fortunate to have wonderful mentors and opportunities."
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."
I was part of the behavioral monitoring team at the L.E. Fisher Center for the Study of Apes.
Redondo Beach, CA
"My senior project was creating a science kit about whales, adaptations, and evolution for elementary schools."
"On Happiness- A loving family, fulfilling work, health, good friends, a beautiful day, and a carrot fresh out of the garden."
I did my internship last Summer with a local Jeweler- Cara Romano.