Ask a Student

Prospective students can get answers from current St. John’s College students by emailing a student on either campus. Contact information our students below. Whether it’s about the curriculum or extracurricular activities, one of us will respond and share first-hand experience.

Meet a Student

Cintia Osorio (SF21)

Cintia Osorio

Email: santafe.askastudent(at)
Campus: Santa Fe
Hometown: Poughkeepsie, NY
Favorite Program Book: Don Quixote de la Mancha
Favorite Non-Program Book: One Hundred Years of Solitude
Favorite Place on Campus: The swings in uppers or my Sophomore balcony in Urania!​​​​​​​
Favorite Class: Sophomore Language Tutorial​​​​​​​
Outside of Class: I spend my time with friends, watching the sunset, painting, drinking Chamomile tea, and reading at the field.​​​​​​​
Plato or Aristotle?: Aristotle, I prefer his method of argumentation. (Politics was my favorite.)
How did you choose St. John’s?: My mentor introduced me to St John’s, I was always very curious and enjoy talking to people and learning from the stories and ideas we all have had. The opportunity to be able to listen to the way people think was what most attracted me to a St. John's education. I found the deep connections I needed, which have helped me both in my education but also in my personal life.

Javan Smith (A23)

Javan Smith

Email: annapolis.askastudent(at)
Campus: Annapolis
Hometown: Shelbyville, TN
Favorite Program Book: Plato’s Meno
Favorite Non-Program Book: The Stranger by Albert Camus
Favorite Place on Campus: The docks at the very back of campus. The sunset lights up the water, providing a spectacular view. It’s by far the best place to go to relax.
Favorite Class: Freshman Lab
Outside of Class: I can always be found on the Quad with friends if I’m not at a Delegate Council meeting or studying.
Plato or Aristotle?: Aristotle, without a doubt. He consistently gives me a great read.​​​​​​​

Doug Spurlock (SF20)

Doug Spurlock

Email: santafe.askastudent(at)
Campus: Santa Fe
Hometown: New River, AZ
Favorite Program Book: The Odyssey
Favorite Non-Program Book: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Favorite Place on Campus: The roof of Wagner. The view from up there is absolutely stunning. And studying there is great no one will bother you.
Favorite Class: Currently—Senior Lab. Previously—Sophomore Language.
Outside of Class: Outside of class I can always be found with friends, playing D&D or Super Smash Bros. bouncing ridiculous ideas off of them, talking about class, and boxing or playing squash at the SAC.
Plato or Aristotle?: They’re both so good! Although I enjoy reading Plato more, I think I tend to agree more with Aristotle.