“It all comes back to my advisor. Through everything, he has just stuck by my side.”
As a student at a very small middle school, Kirsten Lees knew she wanted to expand her horizons so she “took charge” and began to explore boarding schools. “My graduating class [was] about ten people,” says Kirsten. “I really just wanted to see what was beyond that. . . to see if there were alternate options, see how far I could push myself to branch out from what was comfortable.”
Kirsten says that it was at Loomis that she really began to trust and to be comfortable with herself. For this, Kirsten credits her friends and the supportive adults in her life, especially her advisor, Associate Director of Admission Tim Jeon.
“It all comes back to my advisor. Through everything, he has just stuck by my side. He has been one of the strongest figures that I’ve had at Loomis.”
As Student Council president, Kirsten put into action some of the advice she received from Tim, who encouraged her to see “how I could genuinely make an impact.”
“[He] told me to make some noise and I think that's what I'm trying to do. I'm trying to live by that.”