you didn't want to take but ended up liking?
History with Dr. Micheal Connolly. I wanted to take it but it was really hard
trying to keep up with the course work.
Why did you
come to St. Joe's?
I wanted to
go somewhere rural and had baseball and marine science. I actually looked up
all the criteria online and St. Joe's came up.
favorite spot on campus?
It's a lot of fun when people are down there.
Have you had
any internships related to your major?
I have a
job. I help Dr. Johan Erikson with his research project on looking at minerals.
We went to Penobscot River and we were looking at the minerals that were and
were not getting into the ground water. I find it really interesting. There
really aren't any geology courses here so it's completely different than any of
my current course work. I think its much easier for me to be involved with my
professors. If you get to know them, it's much easier to approach them with
questions and course work.
experience with faculty member?
Johan Erikson we spent four days in the woods. We were camping and gathering
samples of river deposits for the research project. I got a whole other
perspective on my professor. It really humanized him. I've been able to open up
with my professors more because of it. It really created a closer bond with
him. It's easier on a smaller campus to have those types of experiences.
always know you wanted to be a Marine Geologist?
No, I had no
idea. I took a geology course where we went on a few trips. We went to Mt.
Washington and Downeast, Maine. We saw a lot of really interesting geological
features. Erikson started asking people if they wanted to help out with his
research. I volunteered and got really attached to it.
trips/out-of-classroom experiences for academics or service learning or just
Mt. Washington for one day. We went to the observatory, which we had learned a
lot about it in the classroom and professor Erikson wanted us to have
first-hand experience. And then we went to Downeast area of Maine for 2 days.
We took some trails and we got lost. We were trying to look for some feature,
and Dr. Erikson decided that one trail was a good one. About a half of mile in,
it wasn't a good one. He ended up going back and getting the van. And then I
was trying to find the way back but then they ended up finding me. It was a
crazy experience but fun.
off to college - I wasn't very restricted at home. I realize that certain
people stress out about being away without rules. Those types of people just
need to relax and get out. Meet fun people and stay on campus. Going away
doesn't help the transition at all.