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Abby Culp  Abby Culp
Bellevue, NE - Class of 2017
Major: Marine and Environmental Sciences  

Greetings from fabulous New London! I’m Abby Culp, a second 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. I am planning on getting into Coast Guard aviation as my career, possibly after a tour doing law enforcement afloat.

I try to be very involved in the myriad of activities the Academy offers! I have a home with the Officers’ Christian Fellowship chapter at the Academy, and I adore singing in the Glee Club and Fairwinds women’s chorale. I also hone my talent for arguing with the Model United Nations team, and participate in various special interest groups such as the Aviation Club.

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, a USAFA graduate along with my father. I gradually became more excited for the humanitarian and environmental missions of the Coast Guard, the opportunities for flight, and the numerous adventures one can undergo as a cadet at one of the nation’s finest schools!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at! And to those of you planning your collegiate and professional futures, good luck!