Spring 2017 hours: Mondays 1-4:30pm, Tuesdays 1-4:30pm, Wednesdays 12-3pm
Heya! My name is Tanzania Browne and I am an English major, double minoring in Political Science and Writing. Originally I chose John Jay because my long-held dream was becoming an officer for the NYPD. During my freshman year, I majored in Police Studies and was both astounded and intrigued by the new and exciting things I learned about police officers. Although becoming an officer was a dream I held onto for many years, I knew I wanted to major in a broader degree, and so I switched my major over to the English BA degree.
I chose to become a Peer Advisor because I am familiar with the nerve-wrecking feeling of attending college after graduating high school, or even simply transferring from college to college. The feeling of being lonely because you no longer have your high school or college friends with you, the feeling of not knowing much about the major you’re thinking of pursuing, or the career path you wish to pursue. The frustrating feeling of figuring out how to manage your time wisely and get your assignments done on time. Overall, being completely lost and frustrated! I was once in that position, and honestly, it was not as hard as I thought it would be to transition out of that period in my college career. The reason? Because I had the Academic Advisement Center holding my hand along the way my freshman year of college. They made sure I chose the correct classes for my major, and guided me along the way. I no longer had to worry about what classes I should register for during the following spring semester because it was all figured out for me already. I was grateful, and I was also very thankful. I cannot begin to tell you how grateful and honored I am to be a part of the Advisement team, and most of all, your Peer Advisor.
My hobbies include watching CNN and Korean dramas; and my interest in politics came from mere curiosity. I was eager and curious to know how we are governed as people, and also how the international community work together in a world of anarchy, the absence of a world central government, to collectively better our world for everyone. As for Korean dramas, my interest started back in my 9th grade year of high school. My Korean teacher, or “suhnsangneem,” would put on the Korean drama Boys Over Flowers on a big-boxed, old-fashioned TV screen every Friday during class. It was so good, I grew impatient and could not wait until the next week to watch a new episode, so I went home one Friday afternoon and searched Boys Over Flowers on Google and started marathoning right away. The rest was history! I hope you got to know me a little more on a personal level, and I hope to see you some time around campus!