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What has been your favorite class at COA? Why?
I really loved India, Afghanistan, and Pakistan; Crossroads of Conflict taught by Lucy Creevey. In this class, I read so many wonderful books about the rich history of that part of the world. The class then went to a conference and discussed the current political situations between these countries. It was a very intellectually stimulating class, so prevalent to the politics of the world today, and also a lot of fun.
What classes have you taken at COA?
India, Afghanistan, and Pakistan
Left, Right, and Future
A Woman’s Place
What was your favorite lesson at COA? Why?
My group from Group Dynamics has a collaborative project which will include camping out under the stars and making a shelter in the woods. We will be studying our own interactions in a small, task-based situation. How cool is that?!
What is your dream occupation?
Working for an international aid organization focusing on child malnutrition in third-world countries or being a search and rescue ranger out west OR being a rafting guide in Chile.
Do you work on or off campus? If yes, where?
I work for Buildings and Grounds and for the International Studies Committee. I also work as the child care provider for a church in Bar Harbor.
What do you see yourself doing after COA?
Traveling, enjoying life, making a difference in the world.
What country or state would you like to visit?
Morocco, India, Turkey, Montana, Jamaica, Senegal... pretty much everywhere!
What is happiness to you?
Happiness is the afternoon of riding my bike on the carriage paths in Acadia with my friends, sunshine and wind on my face. Happiness is laughing for no reason. Happiness is being so involved I do not think about the past or the future, but only this moment. Happiness is adventures, rivers, hiking, dancing,books, swimming, stars, and living.
What are your ideas for your senior project?
I want to travel around Central America, work in different clinics and schools and then write a book of short stories and poems depicting my experiences.
What is one of your favorite childhood memories?
Playing in the mud at the side of the road one spring morning when I was four.
What is your favorite food to eat? What is your favorite thing to cook?
Nachos and burritos all the way!!!
What do you like to do when you’re not doing school work?
Going on adventures, traveling, working with children, reading, and laughing.
What is your favorite color?
What are your favorite flowers?
Lilacs and sunflowers
What are your favorite animals?
Cats, horses, goats, and geckos.
What came first, the chicken or the egg?
Hmmm... good question. If I had to say one, I’d say the egg. It was delivered by the Easter Bunny.
What is the motto you like to live by?
“Waste no more time talking about great souls and how they should be. Become one yourself!” ~Marcus A. Antoninus~
Why did you choose to come to COA?
Because of the people. Everyone is so interesting and they are motivated to make a difference.
What do you like to study?
Who are your favorite writers? Poets?
John Steinbeck and Jennifer George
Who are your favorite artists? Musicians?
Damian Marley, Makano, Zion y Lennox, Counting Crows
Who is your favorite fictional hero?
What historical figure do you most admire?
Who is your hero today?
My friend, Lucretia.
What do you value most in your friends?
Their fun-loving adventurous spirits
What do people say is your most marked characteristic?
Optimistic, sunny, happy
What talent do you wish you had?
I wish I could roll a kayak.
What is your least favorite spice?