Hi, my name is Kayla Ellis. I was raised on the Jersey shore, requiring me to do many fist pumps during Swab Summer!! I love being here at the Academy and I already think of it as my home away from home. The Academy always presents new challenges and makes life interesting for me. I decided to join the Academy because I wanted to serve my country and receive a good education. I love being on the water, so the Coast Guard was the best service for me to go into. Here at the Academy, I am on the dinghy sailing team. We race all over the country, which is an awesome experience.
If you have any questions about anything, please email me. My email is Kayla.M.Ellis@uscga.edu. I remember looking at these blogs when I was considering the Academy and they helped influence me to want to join. So I hope that my blog can encourage you to want to come join us here!