Student Profile

Anastasia Wright ’18

Hometown: Jericho, Vermont
Major: Marine Science and Small Vessel Operations
Extracurricular involvement: Student Government Association President, Woodsmen Club

What has been your favorite class at MMA?

My favorite class has been Introduction to Vessel Operations because we are spending time at the waterfront learning the fundamentals of how boats work, operating the travel lift, and helping to winterize vessels. We also spend a lot of time on the water practicing driving, docking, and towing.

What do you love about the MMA community?

I love how small, close-knit, and tight the community is. No matter where you go you will always see a friendly face. Everyone is super friendly and willing to help.

What are your hopes for the future?

­I hope to be able to combine both aspects of my time here (Marine Science and SVO), and spend as much time as I can on a research vessel. I ultimately hope to join the NOAA corps (the officers on NOAA’s research vessels).

Why did you pick MMA?

I chose MMA for the unique dual-major program, the small class sizes, the hands-on opportunities, and the friendliness of the students, faculty, and staff.

What would you say to a prospective MMA student?

This is a very unique school with interesting majors that other schools don’t offer. The amount of hands-on experience is unmatched. You are here to learn and get an education, but should also get involved in other activities. Join a club, organization, sport, or get a job on campus. It may seem like it’s a lot of responsibility to juggle, but you won’t regret it. Your college experience is what you make of it, and it is up to you to make the most of it.