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Kristie E.

Orientation Leader at Mount Allison University Orientation

She/her/hers

Class of 2021

Hometown: Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

Major: Psychology

Minor: English


My favourite thing to do in Sackville is...

… Go on a "study date" with my friends at one of the many coffee shops in town. Cranewood is a classic go-to for lunch, the newly-opened Aida's has a million different flavours of macarons, and Cackling Goose is great if you are looking for a healthy snack. Oh, and don't even get me started on Knuckle's Truffles... You need to try the matcha truffle.

I chose Mount A because...

… I love that Mount Allison is small and focused on the success of undergraduate students. I don't think I'd be able to connect with my profs and receive as much guidance from them as I have if I'd attended a larger school. I also love how tight-knit the community is!

Advice I would give to incoming students...

… Be patient. Yes, I know you've been waiting (for what seems like eternity) to have this experience, but please don't be discouraged if you don't hit your stride right away. Adjusting to university academics can be difficult. Making friends takes time. Remember that you aren't alone, and that everyone else is just as nervous (and excited!) as you.

How have I changed since coming to Mount A...

… I've gained so much more self-confidence. I think this was helped by the fact that I've had so many awesome work and volunteering experiences here but mainly, it's because of the amazing, supportive friends I've met here.

I'm passionate about...

Dance Painting Music Social Justice Cooking

I'm involved with...

Open Sky Cooperative Trailblazers Mount Allison Student's Union Garnet & Gold SMILE
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