An Influential Islander: Mark Anderson
From the San Juan Islander:
1.What brought you to San Juan Island and how long have you lived here?
I first came to San Juan to assistant teach at the Friday Harbor Labs under a brilliant scientist, Dr. Peter Hochachka, who had just founded a new field of science called biochemical ecology. I was his Ph.D. student at the University of British Columbia. A short time later, I came back, when I realized I was not going to be a university researcher for the rest of my life. I left again for six months to write the Great American Novel, and ended up being the only (invisible) guy living in an all-lesbian apartment complex in Boston, running out of funds, and then flying to the Caribbean to be the chief scientist on a tall ship….
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