Orientation Leader at Mount Allison University Orientation
Class of 2022
Hometown: Alberta, Canada
I have definitely become a lot more outgoing and confident since coming to MTA. Because Mount A is a small school, its a lot easier to get involved with different clubs and events. At first, I was always really nervous to put myself out there and join in on activities around school, but over time, I've become much more confident in myself. I've definitely also become a better student. I didn't have very good study habits before coming to MTA and was not always motivated in school. Since coming here, my study and work habits have really changed.
A lot of my best memories have come from living in Harper Hall for the past 2 years. I've met some of my best friends in res and have gotten to make a ton of awesome memories there. If I had to choose though, my favorite memory to date would be MTA hosting volleyball playoffs last year. The crowd in the gym was huge and it was the loudest and most fun games I've gotten to play in uni. I'm really lucky that I got to experience that in my years at MTA!
Mount A has a great science program and allowed me to do hands-on learning from year 1 which was a big factor in my choice to come here. I also chose MTA because I wanted to have more independence and also wanted to move away from home. Since MTA is a smaller school, it is easier to meet people and get involved which made going to an unfamiliar place a lot less daunting. I also chose Mount A because I wanted to keep playing volleyball through university but wanted to prioritize my education.
One of my favourite things to do in Sackville is going to the cafes downtown. I go pretty often to do homework or hang out with friends.