Thursday, December 9, 2010

Get to Know a Grad!

Editor's Note: This is the first in a series of entries that will continue throughout the year. We will feature a different grad every few weeks. Enjoy! -Bonnie
Adam Talamentes. Class of 2011.

Name:  Adam Talamantes

Hometown:  Burbank, CA

Undergraduate University/Degree:
  University of Colorado at Boulder, Ecology and Evolution - emphasis in Mammology

What brought you to IslandWood? 
The ability to teach what I love, learn more science, joining a loving community and the ability continue on to a great university.

What is your favorite thing about IslandWood so far?  How we are all doing what we love.

What is your favorite thing about Bainbridge Island/Seattle/The Puget
Sound so far?
  This area has a lot to offer! So much to do every weekend, art, music, social gatherings, beer fests, etc!

Who would you want to play you in the movie version of your life?
  A young Sean Connery (007 style).

Quick! Someone gave you 100 bagazillion dollars! What do you do with it?

Put a location specific themed aquarium in every high school as a learning resource/reading area. 

Who do you most admire and why?
My fellow grads who want to do what I do and work for the same goals, but in COMPLETELY DIFFERENT WAYS!

What do you think you might do after IslandWood?  Setup curriculum for Informal education institutions (Zoos/Aquariums) and help to build their relationships with the local communities! (maybe do some research on the side too)

Shoutout time!  Any awesome organizations that you think deserve to be
Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach California - They do great work their and truly love the creatures they work with!

Final thoughts? The North West has the best beer in the United States, true fact.


Kasey Anne said...

Correction: The Northwest has the best beer in the United States if you are a prejudiced hop-head. If you appreciate diversity, and the entire range of beers which include darker beers such as porters and stouts, then then Southeast wins this contest.

Japes said...

I want to second Kasey's opinion on the beer!
And, Adam, I'm so glad you are here with us! It wouldn't be the same without you.

Blake said...

Sorry Kasey, you need to explore all the different breweries and sample the amazing stouts, porters, and scotch ales they have to offer. Northwest is leaps and bounds anywhere else in the United States.

Adam said...

We are talking on a regional term. But on a state term, CA would win, easily. And on a city bases, Boulder, CO. I know my beer!

Amanda said...

Have you ever been to Vermont? So many delicious microbreweries...boom!

Ali said...

I second Amanda! Vermont brews are where it's at.