Tour Guide at St. John's University
Class of 2019
Hometown: West Hempstead , NY
I think what makes SJU different is the diversity of the campus. When your walking around campus, you are surrounded by people from all different countries and ethnic backgrounds. Since this campus is so diverse, I was able to become friends with people from England, Ireland, South Africa and Iceland. Diversity is such an important part of SJU as it gives students the ability to learn new things about different countries that they hadn't traveled too and even inspire them to study abroad. St. Johns is one of the most diverse schools in the nation and it's truly what makes St. Johns different as well as a great place to be.
I chose St. Johns because of the campus and athletics. When I first came to SJU on my tour I was amazed at how beautiful the campus was and it gave me that feeling of home that I was looking for. Along with that the athletics was a huge part in my choice because growing up I had come to many soccer games and basketball games with my dad. Being on the campus as much as I was cheering on the Red Storm really made choosing SJU an easy decision for me.
My favorite memory as a Johnny would have to be the men's basketball game last year when we upset, at the time, number 13 in the nation Butler at Carnesseca Arena. My friends and I were in the front row of the student section and we were shown on TV. The crowd was as loud as I've ever heard it at Carnesseca and it was one of the best games I've ever been too.
Since becoming a Johnny I have definitely grown as a person. I was blessed with the group of roommates that I got my freshman year and because of them I was able to comfortably transition into the college lifestyle. I became much more outgoing which inspired me to join many different clubs and organizations that always kept me busy. St. Johns has had such a positive impact on me and I am so grateful to have had the experiences that I've had thus far in my collegiate years.