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 one...so 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 Collegeboard.com 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
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?
your favorite course you've taken thus far?
Limnology, which is the study of lakes, and oceanography.
Environmental hydrology and geology with Dr. Erikson, but I'm really looking forward to glacial
climate and geology class senior year.