Humans of John Jay

Humans of John Jay

"What I'm doing is not for everybody

“What I’m doing is not for
everybody

“What I’m doing is not for everybody. But it’s because of my dedication that I’m finding a way to get it done.” - Kyle Grant

When Kyle Grant retired from the military in 2014, he was more motivated than ever to complete his education. During the day, Grant works a full-time job… [more]

"I'm very happy to be here at the SOTU tonight to hear President Donald Trump speak about thousands of DREAMers' futures

“I’m very happy to be here at the SOTU tonight to hear President Donald Trump speak about thousands of DREAMers’ futures

“I’m very happy to be here at the SOTU tonight to hear President Donald Trump speak about thousands of DREAMers’ futures. I want to see where this is going. I want to know where this country’s heading. And, I want to be a part of that.” -Romer Cisneros

Romer was the guest… [more]

"One thing John Jay taught me is that I have power

“One thing John Jay taught me is that I have power

“One thing John Jay taught me is that I have power. I’m only just starting my career, but people are already reaching out to me on LinkedIn to get to know me and ask me about my past experiences. That’s power.” - Melissa Kong, Alumna

This past spring, Melissa Kong… [more]

"The work I did with Dr

“The work I did with Dr

“The work I did with Dr. He piqued my global interest in how analytical chemistry could relate to health and disease. When I joined a lab in grad school, a lot of the things I had learned at John Jay allowed me to help develop their techniques in performing experiments,… [more]

"I was ten years old the first time I knew my father was in prison



“I was ten years old the first time I knew my father was in prison

“I was ten years old the first time I knew my father was in prison. My mother picked up the phone and shortly thereafter passed the phone to me.” - Angela Silletti, PhD student

Doctoral student Angela Silletti writes about growing up with an incarcerated parent for Fierce Advocate: “Today,… [more]

"I chose to dissect the word 'slut' to see how it has been used throughout history to degrade women

“I chose to dissect the word ‘slut’ to see how it has been used throughout history to degrade women

“I chose to dissect the word ‘slut’ to see how it has been used throughout history to degrade women.” - Rachel Leon

Students Rachel Leon (pictured right) and Kiyal Keles (pictured left) looked at the intersection of language and justice as part of a research project that was featured among the… [more]

"For some people this might be boring or hectic, but this is my passion


















“For some people this might be boring or hectic, but this is my passion

“For some people this might be boring or hectic, but this is my passion. I enjoy what I do on the day to day. I’m contributing to humanity and helping people feel better. John Jay was the perfect place to forge a pathway for myself.” - Renise Baptiste

Alumna Renise… [more]

“I did research to show that the debt in Puerto Rico didn’t come from nowhere

“I did research to show that the debt in Puerto Rico didn’t come from nowhere

“I did research to show that the debt in Puerto Rico didn’t come from nowhere. I’m Puerto Rican so it’s great to be able to express my pride.” - Michael Torres

Michael, a first year student taking classes in Latin American and Latina/o Studies, created a PowerPoint presentation to shed light… [more]

"We felt like people weren't necessarily talking about Venezuela

“We felt like people weren’t necessarily talking about Venezuela

“We felt like people weren’t necessarily talking about Venezuela. We wanted to change that.” -Angelica Alonso

Angelica, an Adelante! Latino/a Leadership student who is studying Political Science, created a digital storytelling video on corruption in Venezuela to bring greater awareness on campus to that country. She presented her research… [more]

When John Jay student Miranda Barnes first created her photo series "Doubles" as part of a course she was taking to fulfill her minor in Art, she had no idea it would be picked up in major news outlets that included Vice, Huffington Post, Bust, and more

When John Jay student Miranda Barnes first created her photo series “Doubles” as part of a course she was taking to fulfill her minor in Art, she had no idea it would be picked up in major news outlets that included Vice, Huffington Post, Bust, and more

When John Jay student Miranda Barnes first created her photo series “Doubles” as part of a course she was taking to fulfill her minor in Art, she had no idea it would be picked up in major news outlets that included Vice, Huffington Post, Bust, and more. The photo series,… [more]