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Allison Cota

Senior Associate Director of Admissions

Hometown: Clarendon, VT

Degree: MBA, Sustainable Business, Green Mountain College; BA, Communication Studies, Colby-Sawyer College

How would you describe a Green Mountain student?: Informed, interested, engaged.

What's the best place to hang out in the area?: I enjoy walking down Main Street in Poultney.

What's your favorite drink while working?: Double bergamot earl grey tea.

Favorite books: The Other Boleyn Girl, The Bronze Horseman, Into the Wild, Don't Know Much About History.

Favorite movies: Behind Enemy Lines, The Kingdom, The Bourne Identity, Big Daddy, A League of Their Own, Shrek, The Green Mile.

Favorite place: On a sailboat in the Caribbean.

Favorite activity on a Saturday afternoon: Gardening in the summer, snowmobiling in the winter and of course hanging out with my dog Diesel.

When I'm out traveling, I'm never without: My iPhone and a pair of flip flops.

Best part about Vermont: It's all about the seasons!

Best advice for applicants: Don't limit yourself when researching colleges - visit a diverse group of schools, narrow down what features are most important to you, go with your instinct and remember it's okay to be undecided about your major!

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