Meet Point Community College Scholarship Recipient Stephanie King
May 03, 2021
Which community college are you currently attending?
Diablo Valley College
Which program are you pursuing and what about the subject intrigues you most?
I am pursuing a nursing program in order to get my bachelor of science in nursing. This subject is intriguing to me because I love helping others and I want to be able to create change within the medical field by making it more inclusive and accepting for all members of the LGBTQ+ community.
What are your education and career aspirations?
My dream is to one day become a Nurse Practitioner and work in a non-profit clinic. I love giving back to my community and I am a strong believer that everyone should have access to resources that contribute to a healthy mind and body.
What is a fun fact about you that few people know?
I love plants and gardening. They calm me and make me feel alive.
What is your favorite book/movie/song and why?
Right now, I'm obsessed with "Save Your Tears" by the Weeknd. I love this song because I love the emotion behind it and the beat.
What is your current favorite streaming binge and why?
My current favorite streaming binge is Ginny and Georgia because I know what it's like to run from the past and to crave stability or normality.
In your spare time, what do you enjoy doing?
I enjoy cooking, hiking, painting, gardening, and hanging out with my partner and our dog.
How are you practicing self-care during this difficult time?
I try to ground myself and focus on the things that I can control.
How are you adjusting to remote life and what are your tips to stay motivated?
I'm adjusting fairly well, for the most part. I try to stay organized and I keep a detailed calendar of things to get done each day. I stay motivated by planning activities to do on the weekends at least a week in advance so that I have something to work for and look forward to. My favorite activity during the pandemic has been what my partner and I call "car picnics." We get take out at a local restaurant, then we drive to the coast or a nice look out spot, and eat together in the trunk of our hatchback car.
As a Point Community College Scholarship Recipient, what is your message to other LGBTQ+ students?
Anything that you want to accomplish in life, you can do it. You are worthy and you are always enough. <3
This post’s responses were submitted by Point Community College Scholarship Recipient Stephanie King (She/Her/Hers).
King is currently pursuing a degree in Nursing at Diablo Valley College. Read more about Stephanie here.