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IDEAS | ACTION | JUSTICE

Issue #2

Spring 2022

About the Contributors

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Aksad Ahmen is a current Chemistry major.  

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Natasha Yangthito-Villa, an aspiring international relations specialist and graduate student in Government & Politics, is passionate about universal education, cultural awareness, social justice, and equal opportunity and inclusion. 

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Amy Jorge, an aspiring child and adolescent psychologist, who is currently a graduating senior Psychology major with an English and Sociology minor. She is passionate about social justice, diversity, inclusion, developmental psychology, and helping others. 

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Jianna Estevez, an aspiring clinical psychologist who is currently doing the 5- year BA/MA program for psychology and is passionate about mental health, physical health, inclusion, and therapy. 

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Sebastian Benitez is a current Biology Major.  

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John Giouvalakis, a senior Biology Major, and future healthcare provider, is interested in the intersection of culture and epidemiology. 

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Zeinab ElHawari, a Junior majoring in Psychology who is passionate about human behavior, the human mind, and languages. 

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Haau-Yi Li, a graduate student in the Master's Program for Criminology and Justice, in pursuit to attempt to understand the world through a criminologist perspective. 

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Jai Thomas, an Investigator holding an M.A. in Criminology and Justice aspires to continue her studies in criminology at the doctorate level to explicate the intersections of crime and sex work. 

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Brandon Backman, an aspiring lawyer and sports agent who is currently in the Master's Program for Criminology and Justice, is passionate about crime, corporate law, and athlete management. 

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Dayna Stropkay, who is currently in the Master's Program for Liberal Arts, is an aspiring educator and advocate for the disabled and dedicated to inclusion, technology and social justice. 

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Matthew Wilson, who is currently in the sociology master's program, is an artist and advocate for higher education for incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people. 

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Ashley Quinlan is a Master's student at St. John's University, who is passionate about social movements for racial justice and gender equality. 

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Dave Gísçard Thomas is a double major in Anthropology and Economics and pursuing an MBA in Data Analytics in the Master’s Program. Also, Dave is very inspired to change the status quo for Haïti. 

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William W. Naughton- William W. Naughton is a current Sociology major.  

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Gulfam H. Dhillon holds an B.A. in English and is a current student in the School of Law at St. John’s University.  

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Megi Alikaj is a current Global Development & Sustainability Major.  

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Gianni Verginio is a current Philosophy Major.  

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Taynah Jeune is a current Health & Services Major.  

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Ihinosen Akhagba, is a graduating senior who is a Sociology Major with a Minor in Government & Politics. She is interested in urban sociology/urban studies and more specifically urban/community development, affordable housing, and urban public health issues.  

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Cody Clark is a current Health & Services Major. 

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Gabriela N. Noble is a Biology Major with a Chemistry Minor.  

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Sarah Quispe, a native New Yorker, is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Criminology and Justice. She is passionate about social justice, advocacy, research, and traveling. Her other written work can be read in the Queens Chronicle and the Gotham Gazette. 

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Noreen E. Kelly is currently a sophomore studying Speech-Pathology and Audiology with plans to work with children in a clinical setting. 

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Priyanka Gera, an aspiring physician and researcher, is currently in her last semester as a double major in Spanish and Environmental Science. She is passionate about health equity, community service and diversity in healthcare. 

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Angelique Dorcely, an aspiring communications director who is currently in the sociology undergraduate program. She is passionate about social justice, diversity, educating, and writing. 

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Aniqa Akhter, a third-year undergraduate student majoring in Biology in the 5-Year BS/MS Program and minoring in English; passionate about raising awareness on social justice and political issues. 

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James Figueroa is an aspiring anesthesiologist and student in an accelerated Master's of Science program. James strives to become the best person James can be to be able to help all of James’ future patients and friends. To be able to make a life for others easier is considered a success for James. 

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Kimberly Mazariegos, an aspiring physician associate who is currently pursuing her bachelor's degree in biomedical science, is passionate about medicine, family, and helping others. 

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Theresa Sciorilli, an aspiring speech pathologist, loves animals and helping others. 

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Despina Sgouros is a sophomore at St. John’s University located in Queens, New York. She is an aspiring speech-language pathologist who wants to help people better their speech as much as possible. 

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Crismari Edua, an aspiring lawyer and professor who is currently in the Master's Program for Sociology, is passionate about social justice, migration, diversity, and inclusion. 

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Helen Ayala is a current student of the M.A. Sociology program and earned a B.S. from St. John's University. 

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Stephanie Martinez, recent graduate with an M.A. in Sociology, is passionate about the equality and social justice of marginalized groups, feminism, systemic racism research and advocacy for abused and neglected children. 

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Jaely Avila is a current student of the M.A. Sociology program. 

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Gina Caputo is a graduate student currently enrolled in the Sociology Master's Program who is passionate about LGBTQ+ rights, feminism, and social justice.  

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N’Jaia Dorvil is a Sociology graduate student. She enjoys learning about feminism and healthcare reform. 

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Nicholas DiMaria is a current student of the M.A. Sociology program. 

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Jariah McFadden is a current student of the M.A. Sociology program. 

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Alexandra Reale is a current student of the M.A. Sociology program. 

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Jahlani Jackson is a current student of the M.A. Sociology program. 

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Tyree Van is a recent graduate with an M.A. in Sociology from St. John’s University