Gina Grattan

Amherst, Nova Scotia
Bachelor of Arts, Environment, Sustainability and Society
Class of 2019

“One of my favourite parts about King’s is that you don’t have to be a part of just one society or activity; you really have the chance to branch out, try new things, and get involved in so many ways.”

Why did you choose King’s?

The small size of the campus and its tight-knit community are definitely the main reasons why I chose King’s. Being from a small town in Nova Scotia, I’m used to leaving the house and running into several people I know, and King’s feels just like that. I love walking onto campus first thing in the morning and saying hi to all of my friends in the Galley getting their morning coffee!

What is your single favourite memory of King’s so far?

One of my favourite parts about King’s is that you don’t have to be a part of just one society or activity; you really have the chance to branch out, try new things, and get involved in so many ways. For me, my favourite memories come with finding my passion for social justice and politics with the King’s Students’ Union, playing a new sport with my King’s rugby dogs, and spending the nights dancing in the Wardy with the amazing friends I’ve made during my time here–just to name a few.

How has King’s changed you as a person?

Over the past 4 years, King’s has given me so many opportunities to grow. I’ve gained so much confidence, allowing me to stand up for what I believe in and to speak up for the issues and topics that I’m passionate about. My friends, peers and mentors over these years have challenged me to think critically and supported me in achieving the goals I set for myself, and I wouldn’t be who I am today without the connections I’ve made at King’s.