Alyssa S.

Tour Guide at St. John's University

Class of 2020

Hometown: Hawthorne, NY

Major: Speech and Language Pathology

What makes SJU different?

Here at St. John's we are surrounded by individuals who come from all different states, countries, backgrounds and religions. Our diversity here at St. John's is what makes us different. This particualar aspect gives us the ability to network with all different types of people and prepares us for life outside of college.

How have you changed since becoming a Johnny?

Upon arriving here at St. John's my sophmore year, living on a college campus for the first time, I can honestly say I learned more about myself within one year than four years in high school. I have become a more well-rounded individual and have become more accepting to change. I learned to step outside of my comfort zone and try new things and I look forward to exploring new and exciting places.

Why did you choose SJU?

I transfered to St. John's University because from the moment I stepped on the Queens Campus I knew that this is where I wanted to continue my education. I loved the location of our campus, it was far enough from home to have the "college experience" being able to grow as an indvidual, but not too far from home, where if I needed to go home it was less than two hours away. I was so impressed when I came to visit St. John's on a average Thursday afternoon. Everyone was out and about on the great lawn with a smile on their face and that is when I knew I wanted to call St. John's my home.

What's your favorite memory as a Johnny?

My favorite memory here at St. John's was my transfer orrientation day. We were all gathered in the Little Theater and were given a questionnaire where we were told to get up and walk around the room and get to know each other. I was a little shy and timid to get up so I turned to one of my suite mates who was sitting right next to me and asked her the first few questions... turns out, we had the same birthday, same major, same middle name, same hair color, and were the same height. To this day over a year later, she is now my roomate and best friend :)

I'm passionate about...

Listening to and Helping Others Watching sunsets Working with children

I'm involved with...

Redzone School Spirit Committee Resident Assistant Speech and Hearing Association
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