Medina S.

Tour Guide at St. John's University

Class of 2022

Hometown: Richmond Hill , NY

Major: Childhood Education

Concentration: Social Studies

How have you changed since becoming a Johnny?

Since becoming a Johnny I have changed by getting involved in organizations and becoming an active member in the SJU community. By joining and supporting various organizations I have discovered new interests and have also began to form new morals and ideologies and become my own person. From taking courses with professors that challenge common ideas and misconceptions, I have began to challenge myself with how I view current topics and issues and have since been able to form my own opinion.

Why did you choose SJU?

I chose SJU because when I had visited for Accepted Students Day, I felt at home. SJU created such a welcoming environment, as soon as I entered SJU I was greeted with nothing but smiling faces and right away I just felt a vibe seeing all the student ambassadors cheering as people entered the gates and doors, and everything felt connected. I could feel the love and just a vibe that was impossible to ignore. This same feeling and vibe of inclusiveness and love is why I chose SJU.

What's your favorite memory as a Johnny?

My favorite memory as a Johnny is definitely when I went to my first sending sunshine event. Sending sunshine is an event hosted by the Project Sunshine organization on campus, where students can help create Arts & Crafts Kits. Which are care packages used at medical centers when young patients face long hours of isolation, since family members and professionals cannot always be present. When I stepped into the first event I had went alone but I never felt alone, while putting these kits together I was able to communicate with other students and have a really memorable time helping others.

What makes SJU different?

SJU is different from other institutions because at SJU everyone you meet has a different story but somehow with everyone I have met, I have been able to connect with in one way or another. Within the SJU community, students can connect/ find common ground through common interests and even joining organizations/ clubs that support one's interest. If there isn't an organization/ club on campus that has what a student is looking for, students are able to start their own! The unlimited amount of opportunities and personal growth are endless, which is how SJU is different overall.

I'm passionate about...

Special Projects Fundraising Community Service Reading and Writing

I'm involved with...

Kappa Delta Pi INDO Project Sunshine UNICEF
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