Valedictorian: Julianna Caruso, BA '21

Julianna Caruso

Criminal justice major Julianna Caruso, BA '21 earned the Donald J. Newman Award for Outstanding Achievement and is the School of Criminal Justice's 2021 Valedictorian.

Name: Julianna Caruso
Hometown: Poughquag, NY
Major: Criminal Justice
Minors: Public Policy and Sociology
Awards: Donald J. Newman Award for Outstanding Achievement, Dean's Award for Scholarship, Valedictorian

What activities were you involved in during your time at UAlbany and Rockefeller College?
  • Young Democratic Socialists of America, UAlbany Chapter
  • Athletics Tutoring
  • A-Plus Tutoring

What were some highlight experiences of your undergraduate career?
  • Interning at the NYS Senate
  • Interning at the Refugee Welcome Center in West Hills
  • Conducting research at UAlbany's CAFA Project

What accomplishment are you most proud of and why?

I think I am most proud of achieving Valedictorian honors, because I am truly passionate about criminal justice and have had such a great experience as a part of the School of Criminal Justice. It is an honor to be recognized and to represent the School!

What is next for you after graduation?

Finishing up the second year of the master’s program in Criminal Justice!


A Message to My Graduating Class: Julianna Caruso, BA '21