Danielle White

Danielle WhiteSpeech Pathology major
Psychology minor


"I decided to attend SJC because I was attracted to the college's small class size and and friendly atmosphere. I also have a close relationship with my family, so it was great to be able to live at home during my undergraduate career!

"[After graduation] I will attend Brooklyn College and begin their master's program in Speech-Language Pathology in the fall.

"My parents have always told me to try my personal best and not to compare myself to other people. Once I heeded this advice, I began to focus on MY abilities and goals, which led to a drastic improvement in my happiness and success!"

"When I was a kid, I wanted to become a crossing guard! Though my dream job has evolved over time, I suppose my drive to help people, whether to help them communicate or walk safely across the street, has been constant!

"My parents have always told me to try my personal best and not to compare myself to other people. Once I heeded this advice, I began to focus on MY abilities and goals, which led to a drastic improvement in my happiness and success!"

Favorite quote?

"Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves." — James Barrie


Do you have any hobbies or talents? What do you do in your spare time?

"My hobbies include crafting, drawing, playing sports and reading! I also frequent the movies and attend many New York Mets games throughout the season!"

Have you been a part of any service activities that were meaningful to you?

"Beginning in my freshman year of college, I joined the Relay For Life Planning Committee. During my sophomore and junior year, I was the co-event lead of the event and led the school in raising about $25,000 for the American Cancer Society both years. My favorite moment as a committee member was when we exceeded our $30,000 fundraising goal at our most recent Relay For Life event. Everyone worked extremely hard and I am so proud to have been a part of this amazing committee for the past four years!

I also traveled to Oklahoma and Texas on the Alternative Winter Break trip this past January. It was eye-opening to see the devastation tornadoes and floods left behind in Moore, Oklahoma and it was amazing to experience what a difference one kind act can make in the lives of others. It was also great to work alongside peers that I can now call some of my best friends!"

Did you study abroad, and if so, what was the experience like?

"I traveled to Ireland with the Honor's Program during the spring break of my sophomore year. Before the trip, a majority of us took the History of Ireland class offered by Professor Brennan, so it was great to have the information we learned in class reinforced throughout the trip! We all had a great time touring major cities such as Dublin and Galway, seeing the Cliffs of Moher, kissing the Blarney Stone, and visiting well-known cathedrals!"