My name is Maria Jose , but everyone calls me MJ and I am an undergraduate student at BU. I was born in Peru, but I currently live in sunny South Florida! What made me come up north? I don't know,it just kind of happened but I absolutely love it here in Boston. I am currently studying finance and international management, and was in need of a natural science class when I found this amazing class. Living in Florida has made me LOVE fishing more than anything. Whenever I go home I probably go out fishing on the boat twice or three times per week. I've done everything from dolphin (mahi mahi ) fishing, to sword fishing for 200 lb fish. I think it's such a fun sport and when I heard this class included water, fish, and the ocean, I knew it was for me!
I love the ocean because I love listening to the waves. They make me forget everything else that is going on in my life. Going 50 miles out and not having any other sound surround you other than the waves crashing up against the boat is truly a peaceful and relaxing experience. I live about 10 feet away from this beach, and I have loved every minute I've lived in Florida.