Alec Afarian

Class of 2022-2023, J.D. M.S. Dual Degree Program recipient

University of California–Irvine, 2018

Why did you choose ESTEEM?

The creative, proactive approach to solving problems that matter was the main factor that drew me to ESTEEM. There is a culture of belief that each of us can make a difference in a meaningful way. By cultivating in each of us the creative potential to see the way things could be, ESTEEM prepares each of its students to create a better world for all of us. I hope to work hard at problems that matter.

What is your Capstone Project and why are you excited about it? 

Since I am part of the JD/MS dual degree program, I will not complete my Capstone project until next year.

What do you hope to do after ESTEEM?

Whether I am working in a law firm, in Catholic education, or beginning my own company, I am excited for whatever will come after my time at Our Lady's University. The flexibility of the program is wonderful, and it means that any number of things could come next!

What do you like to do in your free time? 

When I am not working, my wife and I love to sing together. Everything from barbershop to Disney to hymns can be heard far and wide near our apartment. We also love to expand our board game collection, play soccer, and watch a lot of movies!