From serving the community in Guatemala to starting a fashion club, the opportunities for this senior are priceless.
Student Jessica Regina Johnson-Petty ’14 jokes that a Cabrini education gave her an ironic disadvantage: too many options!
With so many windows of opportunity to choose from, Johnson-Petty has unlocked as many as possible.
As a communication major with a minor in graphic design, she designed the logo and redesigned the layout for the student newspaper, The Loquitur, and hopes to land a job in event planning, marketing, public relations, or talent management.
Her inner fashionista shines through a club she co-founded during her first year at Cabrini, called Moda dal Vivo, meaning “to live fashion.”
She and a friend founded the not-your-ordinary fashion club on three points: ethics in fashion, appreciation for expression, and economic development.
Members of the club strive to bring out others’ confidence through fashion, while also providing clothes to those less fortunate through a biannual clothing drive.
Johnson-Petty’s interest in Cabrini’s message of “service beyond one’s self” has led her to participate in a number of service opportunities, including an immersion trip to Guatemala (which inspired her to lobby for foreign aid in Washington, D.C.).
She also serves as student diversity leader and vice president in the Student Government Association, as a Catholic Relief Services Ambassador, and as a “PUMP” (Preparing Underrepresented Mentees for Progress) mentor to familiarize first-year students with Cabrini and the Office of Student Diversity.
“Cabrini has molded me into what I have become and has presented me with endless opportunities both large and small,” she says.
Crowned “Miss Cabrini 2012,” the humble leader also was recently presented with the Charles A. Mastronardi Award for Service and Leadership during Cabrini Day, just minutes before keynote speaker Eboo Patel, founder of Interfaith Youth Core and author of “Acts of Faith,” the 2013 summer reading book for first-year students, took the podium.
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