John “Jake” Braithwaite, III
John “Jake” Braithwaite, III

Villanova, Pennsylvania

Jake, 26, attended St. Joseph’s Preparatory School in Philadelphia and graduated from Fordham University in the Bronx, New York, with a bachelor’s and a master’s in economics. For the past three years, Jake has worked as the assistant director of alumni relations at Fordham. His experiences at St. Joseph’s Prep and Fordham, the welcoming community at St. Ignatius Parish in Manhattan, and the Jesuits he met along the way have all influenced his decision to join the Society. (Northeast Province) 

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