CONGRESSWOMAN ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ CAPTIVATES THE AUDIENCE AT JOHN JAY COLLEGE
On Thursday, April 18, John Jay students started lining up at 8:00 in the morning, all in anticipation of seeing Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The Gerald W. Lynch Theater was packed with excited students, faculty, and staff ready to hear from the U.S. Representative from New York’s 14th Congressional District. “I’m so excited to see A.O.C. because, I see a lot of myself in her, especially coming from a low-income background,” said John Jay senior Lisa Cho ’19. “Her ascent means that we are open to diversifying fields that once were thought to be only for white, elite men. Seeing her in this position is really amazing.”
ASSEMBLYWOMAN CATALINA CRUZ ’05 INSPIRES JOHN JAY STUDENTS TO REACH THEIR DREAMS
As part of their leadership development, a group of ¡Adelante! students helped plan and execute an important event at John Jay on April 11—the homecoming of alumna Catalina Cruz ’05, a woman who grew up a Dreamer and is now a New York State Assemblywoman.