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Ramapo Success Story

“My best advice is to take advantage of the opportunities presented to you while in college. Networking, study abroad, musical performance or joining an active organization focused on an issue you are interested in all provide such learning experiences that will surely open the door to many special and diverse opportunities down the road. Be confident! ” – John Sapida ’14 received his B.A. in International Studies and Political Science. He is currently pursuing his Master’s degree in International Affairs with a concentration in Media and Culture at the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy in The New School. John has interned with several recognized organizations, including the World Youth Alliance, WITNESS, Human Rights Watch and the United Nations Development Program. While at Ramapo, John served as an executive board member for numerous organizations including Alpha Phi Omega Community Service Fraternity, Sigma Iota Rho Honors Society for International Studies and Pi Sigma Alpha Honors Society for Political Science. He also was a resident assistant of Laurel Hall, a student worker at the Cahill Career Center and a student ambassador for the Salameno School of Humanities and Global Studies. John also participated in Ramapo’s China Spring Break Immersion Program. Since then, John has toured areas of Cambodia and Thailand and traveled to Brazil and Guatemala to assist filming various short documentary and media projects concerning housing issues in Rio de Janeiro and cultural preservation and weaving in Guatemala.