Hello! My name is Clara Dahill-Baue, and I am from Amherst, Massachusetts. The town I grew up in is small, but it has five colleges in it (Amherst College, University of Massachusetts, Smith College, Mount Holyoke College, and Hampshire College), so of course there is lots of good pizza and lots going on. Living in beautiful New England, I loved being outdoors as much as possible, trail running, skiing, hiking, swimming, and rowing.
I love everything that has to do with the ocean – I sail, surf, dive… and my favorite color is blue! So it only makes sense that I wanted to join the Coast Guard to protect the ocean and our mariners. Swab Summer was a challenge and the school year is very busy, but I wake up every morning (well, maybe after I’ve reconciled with the fact that I have to wake up so early) thankful and happy that I am here.
Here at the Academy, I run cross-country and sing in the Glee Club, and am also part of the Surf Club. I am really outgoing and love to answer questions, so email me any you may have!