Humans of John Jay

Humans of John Jay

Lisa Cho

Lisa ChoClass: 2020Major: Criminology and Dispute Resolution Certificate  Hometown: Kitty, Georgetown, Guyana

When you first came to John Jay, what obstacles were you most concerned about?When I was applying to college, I realized that being an undocumented Asian immigrant was going to limit my chances of receiving different opportunities. I was… [more]

Studying Abroad in Vienna

"Vienna has been my home away from home these past 3 weeks, and I couldn't be more grateful to have had this amazing experience. I met some pretty amazing people and learned so much about what will hopefully be my career in the future. Tschüss Austria '🏽 " - Daniela… [more]

Istou Diallo ('17) Wins Fulbright Award to Study Women with Disabilities in India

"Growing up with a physical challenge, I did not have any role models I could relate to, and so I always knew I wanted a chance to create representation for other women like myself." -Istou DialloAs a recent winner of a Fulbright Fellowship and graduate of John Jay College with… [more]

Jason Mei reflects on his last day volunteering in P.R.

"Although every day was filled with a lot of sweat, a little bit of tears and even blood while repairing roofs, it has been a privilege to do so. Thank you Governor Andrew Cuomo, CUNY, and UNICEF for providing me this opportunity to make a direct social impact, especially at… [more]

Rossette - Humans of John Jay

"John Jay has taught me to embrace my mind in further learning and has helped me blossom in my career." - Rossette

Rosette is a senior who grew up on the Lower East Side of Manhattan in a Dominican family. She chose John Jay because she wanted to do something… [more]

Fostering Success in STEM - Dr. Edgardo Sanabria-Valentín

"My kids blow me away every time. I have complete pride in showing them off at every conference I go to. I have learned so much by helping them with posters and advising on their projects; it's encouraging that I sometimes find my students to be smarter than me." -… [more]


“Prof. Diana Rodriguez is my favorite faculty member. She helped open my eyes and spiked my interest in international criminology.” - Fortune

Fortune just finished his first year of graduate study in the International Crime and Justice program, specializing in Counter-Terrorism Policies. As an international student, he says that he chose… [more]

Ivana - Humans of John Jay

"Without education, you are not going anywhere in this world." - Ivana

Meet Ivana, a Honduran first-generation college student majoring in Criminology. She’s a member of the International Study Abroad program and The National Society of Leadership & Success. Her most memorable experience in college so far is the semester she… [more]

Aki Ashe ('09) Talks About The Power of Perception

"I see the mistakes that new grads make, dressing too casual for an interview. I want to teach them how to make a strong, impressive first impression." -Aki Ashe

Since graduating from John Jay, alumnus Aki Ashe has become a successful business owner through his fashion company Brooklyn United Ties. We… [more]

Express to Excellence: Scott Miller, Salutatorian

Major: Criminal Justice and Public Administration Hometown: Williston Park, Nassau County

Scott Miller was overwhelmed when he was named salutatorian, not only because it signified a major accomplishment in his life. It was also a way of honoring his grandfather, who was once named salutatorian too. “My grandfather was the salutatorian… [more]