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Kira Findling ’19

Sebastopol, CA
she/her/hers
Interests

burritos, storytelling, blue skies, reproductive justice, baking, documentaries, swimming in rivers, Broadway, pickles, journalism

Hey there, I’m Kira! I come from Northern California, the land of redwood trees and hippies, and live with my sister and two moms in a house that looks out at the gorgeous hills. While I love home endlessly, I’m excited to be living in a different part of the country for four years. This year, I’m living in an off-campus house with three of my friends, though last year I was a happy resident of Johnson House, the Jewish program house on campus.

Most of my time here is spent making films at the Apollo, freaking out about the Midwestern winter, gushing about my incredible classes, and riding my bike around campus. When not doing those things, I train students about sexual misconduct through Preventing and Responding to Sexual Misconduct (PRSM) and work in the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. I’m also a PAL for first-year students, a mentor with the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lorain County, a student representative for the Comparative American Studies department, and a writer and editor for Wilder Voice. At different points in my Oberlin career, I've also worked at The Oberlin Review, sung in an acapella group, and led Students United for Reproductive Freedom (SURF).

I’m thrilled to be at Oberlin, and love sharing my adventures with you. If you see me around campus, definitely say hi! Who knows, maybe you’ll even make it into one of my blog posts…

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March 24, 2016
I wanted to write a letter to myself that would've helped me out when I found out I got into Oberlin. Prospective students, whether you get into Oberlin or not, I know you'll find a place that feels right for you. Sending you all love and good energy!

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August 22, 2017
I remember so clearly my mom driving away that first day. She gave me a big hug and got in the rental car. I leaned through the window to give her a kiss on the cheek. It was one of the clearest moments of change in my life, and I felt it in my chest the way you do when you're about to cry.
May 28, 2017
It feels strange to say that I'm a junior in college, but here we are! Here are some lessons I learned over the past two semesters.
July 2, 2016
Love makes you want to skip through the mountains, turning in circles and singing like Julie Andrews. Being away from the person you love is decidedly less enjoyable.

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