Student Spotlight: Kelsey Johnson

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Kelsey Johnson
Kelsey Johnson in the new Vice President of Media in the Student Association. She is pictured in the Lazer Lounge in the Gordon Student Center.
  • Major: Criminal Justice
  • High School: Central Square, Class of 2018

Kelsey Johnson loves being a leader whether she's tutoring fellow students in Statistics at the Learning Center, or instructing students who are part of the Central Square school district's color guard and winter guard programs. "I feel I'm good at teaching things. It's very fulfilling, especially with the younger girls when they find something they like and I've helped them find it."

Johnson's Central Square roots played a strong role in her decision to come to OCC. One of her closest friends there was classmate Paris Graziano whose parents run the color guard and winter guard programs. When Graziano and Johnson decided to attend OCC, they also chose to live together in the residence halls.

During the fall 2019 semester Graziano served the campus community as president of the Student Association. When she earned her degree in just three semesters, Johnson decided to fill the vacancy and join the Student Association as its vice president of media. "I was familiar with the office and everyone who worked in it. I spent a lot of time there and enjoyed interacting with them. When Paris graduated a semester early, I was asked to join and decided I wanted to help out."

In May, Johnson will earn her Criminal Justice degree. "I've really enjoyed my time there. All of the teachers have a lot of experience in law enforcement. I've learned a lot from them and they've given me a lot of options to consider." She plans to transfer to SUNY Oswego where she will major in Social Work.

Onondaga Community College
SUNY Oswego
Central Square High School