Two adjectives best describe Carla Marian: industrious and
compassionate. Even as she has maintained a perfect academic
record, she has extended herself to support others.
Throughout high school she helped her struggling classmates with
test preparation, organizational skills, and study habits.
She has tutored in mathematics and has worked with at-risk
elementary school children in this capacity. Since entering
St. John’s in 2010, Carla has used her trilingual ability
(Romanian, French, and English) to work with Eastern European
international students to improve their spoken and written
Carla’s industry is also evident in her work outside of
school. She is personable, outgoing, and an excellent
representative of any organization for which she works, whether a
local physician or a local restaurant.
A New Yorker from Sunnyside, Queens, with family origins in
Romania, Carla attended Archbishop Molloy High School and was a
member of the National Honor Society, a winner of Molloy’s Academic
Achievement Award for comprehensive excellence throughout her high
school years as well as the national Congressional Recognition
Award for 2010. She also received the designation “AP Scholar
for 2010” upon graduation from high school.
Carla entered St. John’s in the fall of 2010 as a management
major and Presidential Scholar in the Tobin College of
Business. She made herself a presence on campus almost
immediately and continues to work in a number of service-related
projects on campus as well as in the Writing Center.
Though Business is the area in which Carla’s organizational
skills really shine, she excels in everything she attempts.
She enjoys reading and was a superstar in her core honors
literature course writing literary criticism with the skill of
someone twice her age. Carla appreciates the smaller classes
and personal attention the Honors Program offers her. She
notes that were it not for her honors classes, she would probably
not have made so many friends across all the colleges of the
University. We in the Honors Program feel very fortunate that she
is one of ours.