Stephanie Borges Nizama

Paterson, NJ

My name is Stephanie Zashyrat Borges Nizama. As you will get to know me I am a very introverted and reserved person. But then you will ask, if you are so introvert then why do you have an about me and two blogs? Well, you see that is what I have decided to challenge myself with. I don't usually accustom to doing something like this but felt that it was time to take a new step in my life and come out of my shell...and this is the first step. I am the owner of many blogs but all of them are kept in private. However, I am sincerely trying. I am an English major with a minor in Business Administration at St. John's University in Jamaica, Queens, NY. I am expecting to graduate in May 2015 with my Bachelor of Arts in English and dream to progress my studies in Law School. I want to pursue a career in law so that I may have the ability to help others with their legal needs. I want people to remember me by being that person who never said "No" to anyone and who never hesitated to lend a helping hand. I believe in justice, equality and hope to not only help my community but overall help my country. I am also a very committed person; I always keep my promises no matter what it takes me. I am currently residing in Paterson, NJ. Now, you may be wondering, but you go to school in New York? Yes, I do. Therefore, the obvious response is I commute. Now, from where I live to my university's campus it takes about 30-40 minutes by car; however, I rather not deal with daily rush-hour traffic, hence, I take public transportation, which can last anything from 2-3 hours one-way. Another reason why I choose to commute through public transportation is because it is cheaper and I avoid road rage--trust me, I do not want to start off my day angry because some driver on the road cut me off. Now the following question would be so then why don't you go to a campus in your home state? My answer to that is simple: As a college student I do not want to restrict my education to the boundaries of my home state. St. John's University is an amazing place to not only expand my education and network, but most importantly it is the place that offers me so many opportunities that I could not have even thought of if I were to have stayed somewhere near home. My commute may be long, but it is definitely worth it. I have learned so much over the years in St. John's University and I would not have wanted it to be any different.

  • Education
    • St. John's University, Queens, NY