Claire is pictured here extremely excited to be holding a baby alligator on a swamp tour in southern Louisiana, while studying away last semester and traveling around the country to focus on marine ecosystems on every coast.
Claire Fahrner, class of 2016, is an Environmental Studies major with a concentration in Geosciences and is working towards a Five College Certificate in Marine and Coastal Sciences. She is an active member of the varsity Rowing team, and in the evenings you can usually find her having dinner with her teammates at Prospect dining hall. She mentioned that “rowing demands a lot of my free time be spent in Kendall, our gym on campus, and on the water, but when I am not working out, I love studying in the beautiful Williston library and spending time with friends taking adventures off campus!” Claire spent last semester at the Williams Mystic Maritime Studies program in coastal Connecticut, studying marine sciences and marine ecosystems all over the country. You can find Claire hanging out at the MHC boathouse. “It's about a mile away from campus, and I love being able to take a beautiful run there and admire the view of the Connecticut river from the dock."