Sometimes we have to do things we don't want to do. College courses may be one of those things. After pushing to get into Web 2 and failing, I decided to pick out another elective that could be "interesting." Oceanography. However, this wasn't the class for me. I struggled to pay attention and keep up with the content, it was hard to stay focused in the three hour lecture when it was my senior year and I wasn't learning what I wanted to. As bad as it was there was one thing that stopped me from being so mad about taking it, and that was my professor, Claire Condie.

Dr. Condie was one of the nicest people I have ever met throughout my college career. She wants to see her students succeed and understands that school can be long and taxing on us, especially when we aren't taking a required class. She was one of the most passionate professors I have had in school and you can clearly tell she loves passing her knowledge down. I was really happy to see that there was someone like this out there, usually professors care so much about the class content and grades they give their students rather than the success or potential they have outside of school. I think Claire has a quality most professors don't and thats what makes her so awesome!

Because of Claire, I was finally able to work on a project about the ocean and show what goes on during the off season. A lot of this information we had covered in class, only this was a different way to retain that information. I learn by doing or working on projects and although this wasn't an official project for the construction, it was very cool to film what they were doing to keep our beaches useable during beach season. I look to do more work like this in the near future, but I need to thank Claire for giving me the opportunity to get out and film what was happening and for letting me make this video rather than give a presentation on what it is all about.