Kyra Grant visited PUC during a basketball tournament during her freshman year of high school and felt so welcomed. She loved the campus and felt a deep connection to it, which made her decide to attend PUC. Now coming from San Diego, CA, Kyra is a college freshman studying psychology and music. She’s discovered many parts of herself she didn’t realize before and it’s all due to “feeling safe and supported by the community.”
What is your dream job?
In the future, I will be a psychologist and teach music on the side, but in my dreams, I’d love to be a chef or be in a very talented band. I love to do a lot of things that I don’t think I would be happy with just sticking to cooking my whole life or just playing music, but being a psychologist and teaching music on the side is a perfect balance of two things that I love.
How does that compare to what you wanted to be when you were young?
When I was younger, I wanted to be a lot of different things, but one of the professions that stuck with me the longest was being a doctor, but that’s not for me anymore.
What is your favorite thing about being a part of the Pioneer family?
Ever since coming to PUC, I have gotten to grow and discover so many parts of myself I didn’t realize I had, and I think that’s due to feeling safe and supported by the community. I love being a Pioneer because every day I learn something new about myself, other people, and the world. I also love the campus and the nature around it! Every day I get to sit and read or study on the patio by Stauffer Hall- not a lot of campuses have such beautiful scenery! One last thing that is just such a blessing is the music department. The professors and everyone involved in music are always so wonderful and really show that they want the best for you.
Where is your favorite place in the world and why?
I love being in nature- anywhere the sun is out, there is greenery or water. It’s so nice to feel the warmth of the sun and the wind as well as just feeling calm by the trees and plants.
If you had to be trapped in a movie for a day, what movie would you choose?
Although it’s not my favorite movie, being in the Avatar world would be so awesome! Just being in a jungle or at a beach all day without a care in the world is much needed, especially being a college student.
What is something you’re passionate about?
I am passionate about many things, but I get really passionate about things I’m interested in. For example, I am so passionate about music, but I also get passionate about life and the beauty of it. I also love learning about the theories of the universe and get really passionate about discoveries and all that stuff.
Can you recommend a place to go in the Bay Area on a weekend? If so, where?
I’m not from the area, so I’m not too familiar with what is around, but I love going to Yo Sushi and then Point Pinole Regional Shoreline in Vallejo. It’s a beautiful trail where you’re able to sit and see the water up close.