New Jersey (Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Somerset, Union)
New York (Upstate New York)
Get to know Ashley...
Hometown: Hamilton, NJ
Undergraduate Major: History
At SJU since: 2017
My favorite part about SJU is the location. Our campus is nestled on the edge of the City of Philadelphia providing a true college community with easy access to the resources of a large city, just a train ride away. If you are looking for academic resources, green space, internships, entertainment (concerts, sporting events, museums) or awesome food, Philadelphia has something to offer for everyone.
My #1 tip for your college search is to establish control of your college process. Be authentic and active in your search. Ask questions and utilize your resources: school counselors, friends, family, current students or tour guides, and college admission counselors too! Everyone shares the goal find the right "fit" in a college for you.
If I could take any class at SJU, I'd take HIS 334 Twentieth Century Britain. The Royal Wedding, finale of Downton Abbey, and films such as The King Speech and The Darkest Hour have heightened my curiosity to explore across the pond and discover Great Britain's political and social transition during the 20th Century.
When in Philadelphia, definitely visit any of the sites in Independence National Historical Park. With so many options to explore such as Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, and Franklin Court, there is always immersive history to experience.
When I'm not at work you can find me watching Parks and Recreation (for the fourth time), enjoying nice weather on a bike ride, or baking brownies.