In this News @ Wesleyan story, we speak with Robert Ramos from the Class of 2016.
Q: Robert, where are you from and what is your major?
A: I’m from Philadelphia, and I’m a biology and earth and environmental sciences double major.
Q: This summer you did a SEA Semester program, “Aloha ‘Aina: People & Nature in the Hawaiian Islands.” How did you become involved in the program?
A: I learned about the program from another Wesleyan student who had done it a few years ago. As a biology and E&ES double major, it sounded like it was right up my alley! At the time, I was thinking about how I was going to apply my studies—what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. This seemed like a good opportunity to explore new options.
SEA Semester does programs at sea all over the world. This summer just happened to be the trip to Hawaii, and I was very excited to go there! I also didn’t want to miss out on a whole semester on campus at Wesleyan, so this worked out well in that it was just five weeks in the summer.
Q: Please give us an overview of how you spent those five weeks.
A: I took two classes—on oceanography and marine policy—and did research on topics like ocean salinity, temperatures and currents.