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Vanessa D.

Tour Guide at St. John's University

Class of 2021

Hometown: Waldorf, MD

Major: Legal Studies


How have you changed since becoming a Johnny?

I have definitely become more mature as a Johnny, I learned about independence and how to balance having fun and getting work done. I also gained a lot more school spirit.

Why did you choose SJU?

I chose SJU because it was the first school I had seen that made me feel comfortable, and at home. I knew I would be happy here, and that I would be welcomed with open arms as well as challenged academically.

What makes SJU different?

SJU is a home away from home. The students here get stuff done, but this school is a home before it is a business. Other schools don't care about each individual the way this one does. SJU creates full functioning, well rounded, adults.

What's your favorite memory as a Johnny?

My favorite memory is waiting in line to get a ticket for Tip-off. Everyone was up early and in line. There was music blasting and donuts and coffee being passed out and I thought, this place is really special to get at the least, hundreds of 18-21 year olds to get up early in the morning and gather to show school spirit.

I'm passionate about...

Music Shopping Writing Reading

I'm involved with...

Honors College NSLS (National Society Leadership Honor) Student Ambassador Program
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