President’s Society Member Emphasizes Service

“St. John’s University has brought nothing but blessings to my life,” emphasized Vanessa Diaz, a Brooklyn, NY, native and Criminal Justice major. “Here I followed my passion for service to others. St. John’s has opened doors, giving me opportunities related to social justice and advocacy that I wouldn’t have had. The University also brought me back to my roots and opened my eyes to what it means to be Hispanic. Our diversity is unmatched.”

Vanessa Diaz in front of capital building

“St. John’s offered so many ways to get involved that revolved around my interests. From Campus Ministry, to service, to dance, I felt immediately at home as a commuter student. Most important to me was the diversity of the campus community.”

Vanessa Diaz '23
  • BS in Criminal Justice
  • The Lesley H. and William L. Collins College of Professional Studies