Hello there! I’m Abby Culp, a fourth class cadet here at the Coast Guard Academy. I hail from the beautiful town of Bellevue, Nebraska, making up a proud 25% of the Nebraskan cadets in the corps, and am majoring in Marine and Environmental Sciences. While I can’t say for certain where I will be four years from now, I am definitely interested in Icebreaking Ops, or any sort of environmental protection work.
At the Academy, I have a proclivity toward performance – I’m a member of the Windjammers Color Guard, Glee Club, Fairwinds, and the Drama Club. I’m a part of the Sustainability and Cadet Scoutmasters groups, and I love being involved in the Command Religious Program, to include such activities as the Officers’ Christian Fellowship, Women’s Accountability Group, and a couple of Bible studies.
Since the closest thing to waves in Nebraska is windblown cornfields, a common question I get is, “How did you end up in the Coast Guard?” There are an awful lot of factors that go into that answer, but the short story is, I stumbled across it after a suggestion from my mother, and gradually became more excited for the humanitarian and environmental missions of the Coast Guard, the chance to be on the water, and the discipline, structure, and NUMEROUS opportunities offered by the Academy!
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at Abigail.A.Culp@uscga.edu! And to those of you planning your collegiate and professional futures, good luck!