Mount Allison also holds a special place in Pullin’s family history — her grandparents met and fell in love here.
The Salmon Arm, BC resident is a recipient of a Bell Achievement Award, one of the top entrance scholarships at Mount Allison, recognizing academic, extracurricular, and community achievements.
Along with her studies in the Arts, Pullin is also involved in several community causes, including the Sackville Refugee Response Coalition, Get REAL, and the Rotaract Club, an organization she also volunteered with as a student at Salmon Arm Secondary School.
“I was a member of my high school's Interact club (the high school program for Rotary),” says Pullin. “The club founded a Saturday child watching program with the optional entrance fee of a food bank donation. We also painted over the graffiti of two separate underpasses in the city with themed murals.”
Pullin was also involved in the Me to We Leadership committee at her high school, Salmon Arm Secondary, travelling to Ghana in 2013 to volunteer to help with building a primary school — an experience she says sparked her interest in global issues and international relations.
Pullin spent a year in Colombia on a Rotary exchange between high school and Mount Allison, and is fluent in Spanish as a result of this experience.