Tour Guide at St. John's University
Class of 2021
Hometown: San Leandro, CA
I chose SJU because of its location and opportunities. Being from California, I always dreamed of going to school in New York and SJU helped me fulfill that dream. I also loved that SJU had a classic college campus unlike many other schools in New York. I also chose SJU because of its study abroad programs and internship opportunities.
Since becoming a Johnny, I have become much more into service and giving back to the community. Before coming to St. John's, community service was a thing to do, but now I service is something that I want to do and look forward to. I believe that I have been changed the culture of service here at SJU.
SJU is different than other colleges because it truly cares about its students and alumni. SJU is a place where you are supported and pushed to be your best self while at the same time given the space to learn and grow on your own. SJU is also different because it is such a diverse campus and you find yourself talking to and learning from so many different people from around the world.
My favorite memory as a Johnny has been my first basketball games in Carnesecca Arena with my roommates. I had never been to a college basketball game before coming to St. John's and the atmosphere was like no other. It was amazing seeing current students and alumni packed into the arena cheering on our team.