St. John’s Student Seeks to Empower Young People of Color to Pursue College

Chemistry major Jenna Charles reserves time in her packed schedule of studying at St. John’s University to become an emergency medicine physician to return to her hometown, Jamaica, Queens, NY, for talks with students who share her roots as low socio-economic people of color. She wants to make sure they know about their options for college—especially the girls.

Jenna Charles

“Through my service work at St. John’s, one of the biggest lessons I learned was serving all of God’s people—not just picking and choosing which individuals I want to help.”

Jenna Charles
  • BS in Chemistry
  • MS in Chemistry
  • St. John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences