Jojo Kuria

Jojo KuriaHello my fellow Carls, welcome to Carleton! If you are reading this, you have received an opportunity that over 72 million adolescents haven't. Out of the 1.23 billion students that have received a secondary school education, only 10% of those students continue on with higher education. So consider yourself a lucky person. You must be an incredible student if you are anything like my other fellow Carls! I am so excited to meet you all, and learn about your awesome personalities!
Anyways to the more personal stuff: I'm Jojo Kuria, I am a sophomore and I am planning on studying IR as major and possibly Political Economy, Educational Studies, and Cognitive Science as my concentrations. We shall see if that works out though. I am really interested in International business, but my passion is education!
So more about me, I was born in Kenya, but have lived in Minnesota for about half of my life. Music is my outlet for just about all of my feelings. I absolutely love the outdoors and camping is my favorite summer time activity, besides going to amusement parks. But most importantly, I am outgoing. I love people and I hope you find me to be someone that you can trust.


What excites you about being at Carleton?

Wow that is one tough question! I think for me it’s probably the sense of community, I just feel like I found people that I feel most comfortable with and for me that is just an incredible feeling to have. Being a part of community is something that I just never found in high school. I feel like at Carleton I am a part of my groups that come together to form the incredible Carleton community. It is a beautiful community that supports, loves and cherishes each person as an individual that is able to bring a lot to the situation.                                                              

What is something you wish you had been better prepared for before arriving to Carleton?

Before attending Carleton, I wish I would have learned more about me. Meaning I had to come to terms with who I was during fall term. I wish I would have taken some time over the summer and written a detailed list of my wants, hopes, goals (academically, socially and personally), and expectations. In fact I would suggest taking time a week before coming to Carleton and thinking about what you hope to gain from the next four years. Understanding the person that you are and want to be will help you succeed in college. You will come across many struggles and if you know what you truly want then it will be easier to make big decisions. I definitely took a weekend away from Carleton and my family to just analyze the kind of person that I want to be and when I came back it definitely helped me in making a big decision I had at that time.