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Where are you from?
I'm originally from Oregon, but I've also lived in North Carolina and my family recently moved to Minnesota.

You have several majors and minors. What are they?
I'm majoring in Marine Science and Environmental Science and have minors in Chemistry, Biology and Theology.

Why so many?
I decided that while I was here I should get the most out of my schooling. When I was in middle school I decided that I wanted to be in the sciences but didn't know which I decided to do two majors and three minors in four years.

Theology isn't very scientific. What made you want to minor in it?
Sciences are my favorite classes and I find them to be valuable and informative, but theology was a whole different world for me. Dr. Bridge's classes made me really interested in it, so I decided to take on another minor.

Why did you come to St. Joe's?
I was looking at schools on in a profile search and saw a nice picture of the school. I checked it out and it looked good. My first day ever actually seeing the school was the first day of orientation.

What's your favorite thing about St. Joe's?
It's Maine. It's small.

What do you hope to do for a career?
Tough question. After a couple of years as a research assistant with Dr. Teegarden and other internships and all the majors, I'm hoping to build a portfolio that will prepare me for anything.

What's your favorite spot on campus?
The farm. It's more outdoorsy and makes you feel like you're in the real Maine. And I love the sheep and llama.

Favorite experience with faculty member?
For the past two Februarys I have gone with Dr. Erikson hiking on Mount Washington. They were day hikes and we did an acid deposition study. We wanted to find out whether or not the pollutants in the atmosphere were in the snow and what effects that might have on the mountain once the snow melts or on the organisms in the snow.

What's your favorite kind of science?
Limnology, which is the study of lakes, and oceanography.

What's your favorite course you've taken thus far?
Environmental hydrology and geology with Dr. Erikson, but I'm really looking forward to glacial climate and geology class senior year.