What do you
hope to do for a career?
chiropractor and own my own practice.
What do you
like about your major?
I have to
finish these courses for grad school. I enjoy the challenge. It's mostly
science-based, which I find interesting.
Have you had
any internships related to your major?
with Dr. Johan Erikson for two days taking samples
of snow on Mt. Washington. He compares samples year to year to see the
difference ... whether there is pollution, more pollution on one side than the
other. There is a company that does it at times during the year. However, they
are unable to do it in the winter. Dr. Erikson fills in the gap.
experience with faculty member?
I think it
would be hiking Mt. Washington with Dr. Erikson. Also, I worked with Dr. Shelley doing fieldwork for his
study on Asian shore crabs.
Why did you
come to St. Joe's?
and I received a good financial aid package. I wanted a place where I could
focus on studies.
What were a
couple of your favorite courses and why?
I took the
kayaking course with Dr. Erikson for ecology credits. We weren't in a
classroom, which was awesome. We stayed on Peaks Island for one week and then
the next week we camped on Jewel Island. On Jewel, we compared organisms and
rocks in exposed areas versus unexposed. There was a place that was called the
"punch bowl," which was a tide pool that we got to go in and look at
all the different organisms. When we were kayaking, we came upon a few seals.
One day we went with a lobsterman and checked out his traps. We went to Mark Green's (environmental science
professor) oyster "farm."
favorite thing about St. Joe's?
The lake is
really nice and the professors are willing to help you if you need it. You can
go and see them anytime. At a bigger school, they wouldn't know you from Adam.
People are really friendly, and that isn't always the case at other schools.
What kind of
extracurriculars are you involved in?
Club. We went to a nursing home last year to give them company during the
holidays. We work on fundraising for a variety of charities. Also, I'm taking
an EMT course.