Designing from nature
On studying science at Marlboro
It’s great being a science student here. It’s a very small program, so you deal with the same people a lot of the time, but everybody that’s involved is really interested in science, and excited to be part of the program. And the faculty is fantastic. I’ve been to dinner at teachers’ houses. Calling professors by their first names seemed really strange at first, but now it’s totally comfortable. I think that a casual academic environment is really crucial to Marlboro’s “against the grain” education. Not many schools are like this, and having a very independent, self-directed educational system wouldn’t work if the faculty wasn’t so committed and dedicated. But everyone is amazing, so it works very well.