Hi! My name is Gretchen Krause and I’m from Doylestown, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia. I graduated from Central Bucks West High School in 2013. I love running, animals, and outdoor activities.
Growing up, I spent my summers on the eastern shore at my family’s house on the Chesapeake Bay. Spending countless hours out on the water and interacting with the local environment I established a love for the sea. Early in my college process, the thought of attending a military academy was far from my mind, but a recruiting letter for cross country spurred my interest in the Coast Guard Academy. I soon saw that the humanitarian mission of the Coast Guard and the STEM-based education at the Academy lined up perfectly with what I wanted from a school. I’m excited to tackle the school year and compete for the Bears cross country team.
If you have any questions feel free to email me at Gretchen.M.Krause@uscga.edu.