Anita DeVarie

Anita DeVarie

Anita DeVarie

Degree: B.S., Legal Studies

Job Title: Admissions Counselor

Recruiting Territory: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Five Boroughs(NYC), Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Wyoming.

In-house specialties: Admissions liaison to the SEEK department, College Week live coordinator, Admissions Appeal Process liaison.

Favorite spot on campus: Jay Walk!

Favorite place to eat near campus: Chipotle.

Why choose John Jay College: You won’t get the same experience that you would at John Jay College any place else!

Hindsight tip: To complete everything that is required for the start of school early before deadlines.

If I could have coffee with anyone in the world, living or deceased, it would be: Robert Downey Jr. because not only has he had a challenging life, but also has been immortalized as one of legendary characters in pop culture today.

Favorite quote: “I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has had to overcome while trying to succeed.” -Booker T. Washington

Favorite invention: Coffee Maker!

When I am not at work, I am: Watching movies, playing video games, baking, and hanging out with my nieces.

How did I get into higher education? Started as a College Assistant in the Admissions Office at John Jay College

What would I be if I wasn’t an admissions counselor? I would be a writer or an event planner.

Best advice I ever received: Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.

If you have any questions about John Jay College of Criminal Justice, please feel free to contact me at