Gxila D.

Tour Guide at St. John's University

Class of 2021

Hometown: Farmington, CT

Major: Psychology

What's your favorite memory as a Johnny?

My favorite memory as a Johnny has to be my first winter festival as a freshman. I had only been a Johnny for a few months, yet I irresistibility felt so connected to the community. It was a time of just great spirits, positivity, and ultimately the shared goal of enjoying the vibes before the rush of finals. It was honestly such a memorable moment.

How have you changed since becoming a Johnny?

I have been changed so immensely by my experiences here at St. John's. Mentally, I have become focused. Confusion that I've had with my major and future plans were clouded, and are now secured. With help of career services, I have the guidance that I need. My DNY class has helped me to be more aware of the New York scene, which can be very different compared to what I have grown up around in Connecticut.

What makes SJU different?

St. John's vision of being a catholic, Vincentian, metropolitan, and global university stands to be true through all activities, classes, and extra curricular on campus. I am honored to be a Johnny.

Why did you choose SJU?

St. John's University was the choice for me because while, yes, it was visually diverse, had a beautifully manicured campus, and had a great department dedicated to my major- I found attributes about SJU that other universities I visited just did not have. St. John's gave me an immediate sense of community and belonging. The university puts such a stress on freshman inclusion, which was such a great way to kick off my years here.

I'm passionate about...

Working with children Children Healthcare Industrial Organizational Psychology Behavioral Psychology Mental Health

I'm involved with...

Honors College Student Ambassador Program Haraya Dance Team Campus Ministry/Retreats EDEN
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