Amanda Nakano, Psychology

I never saw myself going to university, let alone excelling in it and loving higher education. King’s has served an important role in my own self-discovery and growth. I initially believed my experience at King’s would be solely educational. 

I’m older than my peers and arguably had a bit more life experience walking in, I didn’t think King’s would lead to any coming of age moments for me. I was wrong. I am not the same person I was four years ago. My time at King’s has forced me to work through many deep-seated fears and insecurities, I’ve been forced to step up to challenges that have let me feeling proud, and I have realized a new side of myself. 

I originally chose Psychology to lead into a Master’s in Art Therapy. Truthfully, I had no idea what other options I had going into my degree, but now I see it as something vast and beautiful. I’m thankful for this institution and its liberal arts approach. I’m thankful for classes such as Environmental Ethics, Ecological Psychology, and Psychology of Religion. I’m thankful for the depth that my program has been able to offer me in my understanding of the human condition and what it means to be well. 

King's student, Amanda Nakano


Bachelor of Arts - Psychology

Graduation Year


Career Aspiration

Counsellor working with people in hospice/end of life care