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Maine Coast Semester

Becca Havian

Teaching Fellow


Becca Havian

As a student at Bates College, I was a Mediation and Restorative Justice Fellow, Captain of the ultimate frisbee team, President of the all-female a cappella group, and led outdoor orientation trips for incoming students. After graduating in 2019, I spent some time figuring out my next step. I participated in a NOLS Rocky Mountain Outdoor Educator training course, briefly worked on two organic farms in Europe, interned on the Warren campaign, and volunteered for a nonprofit called Movement Voter Project. After about a year of such sampling, I had learned what I valued most in a job: meaningful work and a tight-knit community.

Maine Coast Semester has over-delivered on both of these fronts. As I enter my second year at MCS, I’m eager to continue in my work as a fellow for our Literature and the Land course, in addition to helping organize School Meeting – a weekly, student-facilitated meeting on issues related to social justice and our semester community.

When I’m not working, I love to play Five Crowns, listen to new music, and cook the same three recipes over and over.

Fun Fact: I was on The Late Show with David Letterman twice for bird calls. Yes, bird calling… Here are the receipts: 2013 and 2015.

What Brought Me to Chewonki?

Maine Coast Semester presents a unique opportunity for students to expand upon their comfort zones, while remaining true to who they are. I was drawn to this educational philosophy and the warm, inclusive energy that emanates from the people who inhabit this place.


B.A. in Rhetoric, Bates College

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