Another of the many alums currently on campus, Mikala (Mik) Cooper (F07) joins team CEI for the summer frmo Bowdoin College in Maine. Though her major is undecided at the moment, Mik is leaning towards a studio art degree in photography. As a studio arts scholar, Mik does not get much opportunity to get her hands dirty in the world of the sciences, particularly not in the marine sciences. Her summer at CEI is giving her a chance to reconnect with the sciences the marine environment that she grew so fond of during her semester at The Islands School. This is Mik's second trip back to Eleuthera since leaving her semester, as she was on island for the 10th year celebration. Mik confesses that she loves both fish and lettuce, so it's not a stretch to see her working alongside Josh Shultz in the aquaponics system at CEI. As an intern she enjoys seeing the "other side" of campus than she was used to as a student. As is the case with many alumni who return as CEI interns, Mik also relishes the freedom she has to explore the Cape beyond campus, and Eleuthera beyond the Cape.

Mik is a leo, and naturally her spirit animal is a lion, so if you see her around campus, be sure to give her a roar and say hello!