My name is Kiran Bains Sahota and I am a Junior Transfer in my second semester at Cal! I’m originally from Yuba City, Ca but graduated from Folsom Lake College with two AA’s and the opportunity to come to my dream school. I feel so blessed to be able to pursue my love for English as not just a degree but a celebrated passion at one of the top universities in the world!
The EUA has been absolutely incredible in keeping me updated with the goings-on not just at Wheeler, but of opportunities that are nation-wide! Because of the weekly e-mails and campus events, I’ve learned a great deal about the publishing process, graduate school and have discovered new authors through the readings presented. One of the best opportunities I took advantage of was applying for and successfully gaining a position as a staff-writer for College Magazine. Study abroad programs for English students are huge possibilities for students I wouldn’t have known to uncover had the EUA not been so proactive about informing students! Thanks to them, I will be studying at Oxford University in the summer! I’m ultimately really grateful for how proactive, kind, and informative the EUA and its impassioned members and faculty are.
My love of English? That was inherent. I didn’t understand just how passionate I was about English until I realized writing had been a partner of healing, creativity and passion for me since my first journal at age four. Writing has always been there with me–as a part of me–and to be able to live this one shot at life by taking advantage of my unconditional appreciation for language and story-telling has transformed my life. Words of romantic aspirations and vivid imagery exemplified in works by authors like William Wordsworth, Kate Chopin, and Lewis Carol have really impacted the meaning I want to depict in my own prose and poetry. Such works even inspired me to create my own website SunsetDahlia.com, in order to expose truths of the human condition through personal experiences and revelations. My greatest dream is to become a novelist, and I trust that even a small-town girl with brown skin and bright eyes has the passion to ignite change simply with the belief of her dreams and the will of her heart. Thankfully, Cal and the EUA have jumpstarted me on the right track of success and knowledge!
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