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Alissa S.

Tour Guide at St. John's University

Class of 2019

Hometown: Poughquag, NY

Major: Finance

Minor: Art History


What's your favorite memory as a Johnny?

My favorite memory being a Johnny was when several friends and I went to Georgetown with the Spirit Committee to watch a soccer game. We ended up loosing the game but it was so cool showing up wearing all red and filling ore stands than the students who went to Georgetown. We cheered so loud and had such a great time. I was so proud to scream GO ST. JOHN'S!! In Virginia, it was such a fun experience.

Why did you choose SJU?

I hadn't visited many campuses when looking into colleges. After I got my acceptance letter on my birthday I figured I had to see what it was all about, it was almost like a sign you know? Well on my campus visit I fell in love with the beauty of the campus and the opportunities I would have being near NYC. My tour guides were so passionate about the school, and I knew this would be a place I could thrive.

How have you changed since becoming a Johnny?

Coming to St. John's has certainly helped me grow and mature. But college does that, you get all of this new responsibility, you learn time management and how to take care of yourself. But the difference I think, was the ability for me to get involved. When I came to campus I joined as many clubs as possible, opportunities from these clubs taught me how to run meetings, present myself more confidently and how to support and be supported. Its an upward track that I still have time to improve on.

What makes SJU different?

I think the diversity is what makes SJU different from most campuses. I personally grew up in Catholic faith, and Italian household and so on. That is all I ever knew. I love taking the time here to learn from my friends who are all from different cultures and backgrounds, their experiences are so unique. And going to the multicultural events to actually experience other cultures is so fun and interesting. Diversity on campus provides me with a wisdom I wouldn't experience anywhere else.

I'm passionate about...

Art and Art History Dance

I'm involved with...

LiVE Dance Crew Theta Phi Alpha Student Government
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