Quintessential Kenyon: Student Life, Uncut

Katie Jimenez-Gray

Class of 2018
Major  —  English and Psychology
Hometown  —  San Rafael, California

I’m a junior at Kenyon majoring in English and psychology, recently returned from a semester studying abroad in Stockholm, Sweden. Some personal favorites include list-making, semicolons, animals, introspection, falling snow, travel, lavender, good conversation, education, novels, postcards, color-coordinated notes, and peanut butter. My ideal Saturday night is one spent under a blanket enjoying a good book. I’m on the equestrian team at Kenyon, I volunteer at the Knox County Animal Shelter, and I love the time I spend with kindergartners at Wiggin Street Elementary School. In the future, I hope to have a job working with kids, words, or (ideally) both. 

On Voting From Abroad

By Katie Jimenez-Gray on October 27, 2016

A few weeks after I’d decided to spend my fall semester studying abroad, I realized that would mean I’d be voting absentee in my first general election. At that point, I didn’t know just how consequential this election would become.

On First Days and Mysterious Emergency Alarms

By Katie Jimenez-Gray on September 12, 2016

Yesterday morning was my first day of class as a Swedish Program student at the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE). Just as I did on my first day at Kenyon, I allowed myself ample time to get to class. But instead of a leisurely morning stroll across a quiet college campus, my morning commute involved half an hour on the tunnelbana (metro), wedged shoulder-to-shoulder with Swedes heading into the city for work. 

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