Kim Zuniga

Kim Zuniga

Get to know Kim

Where are you from?
I was raised in Queens, New York but currently live in Denver, PA.

What high school did you graduate from?
I graduated from Cocalico High School.

What is your major?
My major is Psychology.

What were you like before PSSI?
Before PSSI, I was quiet and did not speak to many people. I also turned in average work and never exceeded to my potential.

What are 3 things you learned from PSSI?
Three things I learned in PSSI are:

  • Never judge someone because you never know what their life story is
  • I have more potential than what I think and have the ability to succeed
  • Through hard work and dedication, anything is possible

How did PSSI change who you are?
PSSI has changed my life in such a positive way. It has prepared me for college and how to manage school work and social life. Also, PSSI brought out the real me; I became the outgoing Kimberly. I used to be and gained so many friendships. PSSI made me realize the potential I had and therefore, I worked harder than just average in college and worked to my potential.

What are your 3 top values?
My top 3 values are education, family and justice/honesty.

What leadership roles have you or will you have at MU?
My freshman year, I took the leadership role to gather my fellow PSSI classmates and help them with any academic or personal issues. I pushed everyone to be the best they can be because I did not want to see anyone fail. My sophomore year, I became a resident assistant and that consists of being a leader to the residents and help them with anything they need.

What are you most proud of having accomplished at MU?
I am most proud of being on the Dean's List since my freshman year. Although I have had many challenges to overcome since my freshman year, I managed to keep my head up high and be positive.

What advice would you give to future PSSI students?
Advice I would give future PSSI students is that they shouldn't take PSSI for granted. It is because of this program that we have an opportunity to come to college and be successful in life. Although PSSI can be overwhelming or stressful as some may say, they should appreciate the opportunity and make the best out of the experience.