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Joseph LaForest

M.A. Student

Shaker Heights, Ohio


B.S. Saint Vincent College, Political Science, 2022.

“My decision to attend Hillsdale's Van Andel Graduate School of Statesmanship was prompted by its rigor in political thought and its focus on America's founding.”


Joseph was raised in the east suburbs of Cleveland, OH, and attended Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, PA, where he graduated with honors, majoring in Political Science and minoring in Economics. While at Saint Vincent, he was a member of the cross country and track teams and was active in campus ministry. He was also a member of the George Washington Fellowship, was awarded a certificate of Benedictine Leadership Studies, and was an intern for U.S. Congressman Guy Reschenthaler.

Research Interests

The American school of economics

Mass media

Natural law