Humans of John Jay

Humans of John Jay

"Until going to John Jay, I didn't envision myself as a scientist or going to graduate school

“Until going to John Jay, I didn’t envision myself as a scientist or going to graduate school

“Until going to John Jay, I didn’t envision myself as a scientist or going to graduate school. I had only seen scientists on TV. PRISM allowed me to see myself as a scientist by setting up a network that said, hey you can do this. They made you want to… [more]

“I experienced a crime at a young age, and my family never got the justice we wanted

“I experienced a crime at a young age, and my family never got the justice we wanted

“I experienced a crime at a young age, and my family never got the justice we wanted. Now, I want to become a lawyer. I care about the lives of minorities and helping them get the justice they deserve.” -Lisa

When Lisa’s family was robbed at gunpoint at their… [more]

“Without the Rising Star Fellowship, I would not have been able to channel and explore my inner passion to combat human trafficking

“Without the Rising Star Fellowship, I would not have been able to channel and explore my inner passion to combat human trafficking

“Without the Rising Star Fellowship, I would not have been able to channel and explore my inner passion to combat human trafficking. Working for a leading federal agency like the U.S. Department of Defense’s Task Force provided me with the necessary insights and experience required to move forward towards crafting… [more]

“I’m eternally grateful because of the generosity of the donors

“I’m eternally grateful because of the generosity of the donors

“I’m eternally grateful because of the generosity of the donors. The same way they impacted my life, they will also help other students who are struggling.” -Nicayra

This past summer, Nicayra was informed that the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) had denied her financial aid, and that if she didn’t pay… [more]

"I've been a member of the Veterans Association since 2014, so I know the people well here and I love being around them," she said

“I’ve been a member of the Veterans Association since 2014, so I know the people well here and I love being around them,” she said

“I’ve been a member of the Veterans Association since 2014, so I know the people well here and I love being around them,” she said. “I make sure student veterans get the best academic experience they can.” -Sade Thomas

As the President of the student-led John Jay Veterans Association,… [more]

"It's the coolest day in New York every year

“It’s the coolest day in New York every year
“It’s the coolest day in New York every year. We weren’t going to miss it.” -Ryan, Hyland

The men’s basketball team at John Jay College stood along the route encouraging runners, as is their tradition. Their coach, Ryan Hyland, held a sign that read “Go Strangers.” Mr. Hyland said that… [more]

“Crime is like a puzzle,” she said, “there are so many pieces that go into it, especially with international crime

“Crime is like a puzzle,” she said, “there are so many pieces that go into it, especially with international crime
“Crime is like a puzzle,” she said, “there are so many pieces that go into it, especially with international crime. It’s always different, always new, and it’s always developing.” -Clara Wilhelm

Clara, an international student from Nuremberg, Germany, came to John Jay College to study international criminal justice. Although… [more]

Mawia Khogali is two years away from graduating with her from John Jay College, a highly competitive program that only admits five people per year, and enables her to look at justice from the lens of psychology

Mawia Khogali is two years away from graduating with her  from John Jay College, a highly competitive program that only admits five people per year, and enables her to look at justice from the lens of psychology

Mawia Khogali is two years away from graduating with her PhD in Psychology and Law from John Jay College, a highly competitive program that only admits five people per year, and enables her to look at justice from the lens of psychology.

Now, three years into her program, Mawia… [more]

"I felt comfortable from the moment I walked in the door

“I felt comfortable from the moment I walked in the door

“I felt comfortable from the moment I walked in the door. It was a very different atmosphere than what I had expected.”

Joey Fattorusso, the valedictorian of the graduating class of 2017, has had what he described as “a complicated college adventure,” having started at Pace University, where he felt… [more]

Class of 2017 salutatorian Samuel Choi is a who is the first in his family to attend and graduate from college

Class of 2017 salutatorian Samuel Choi is a  who is the first in his family to attend and graduate from college

Class of 2017 salutatorian Samuel Choi is a Forensic Psychology major who is the first in his family to attend and graduate from college. The son of Korean immigrants, Choi is a product of the McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program, and as such he will be heading to the University of… [more]