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Makayla J.

Tour Guide at St. John's University

Class of 2020

Hometown: Opelousas, LA

Major: Government and Politics


What makes SJU different?

SJU is different because they are very passionate about providing service to end poverty and social injustice. SJU is also very diverse but it feels like we all are one big family.

How have you changed since becoming a Johnny?

Since becoming a Johnny, I have become more aware of the need to give back and help those who can’t help themselves. I’ve also gained experience of being on my own. It has help me to become a better and humbled person.

What's your favorite memory as a Johnny?

My favorite memory was Winter Carnival! There were so many alumni and students outside watching the fireworks and the Christmas tree lighting! It was just a beautiful sight to watch with friends. I also loved the free SJU socks, the free desserts hot chocolate and eggnog!

Why did you choose SJU?

I chose St. John’s University because of the Christian principles the university was founded upon. Coming from Louisiana, St. John’s made me feel believe and know that even though I’m far away from home, I am at home at St. John’s!

I'm passionate about...

Friendship Family Meeting New People Growing in my Faith Reading a Good Book Serving God

I'm involved with...

Student Ambassadors EDEN Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.
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