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Nicholas Alphonso

M.A. Student

Orlando, Florida


B.A. Hampden-Sydney College, Classical Studies, 2019

“We are becoming interlocutors in, rather than critics of, the Great Conversation. ”


Nicholas grew up in Florida and graduated from Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia, where he received a degree in Classical Studies. After graduating, he returned to central Florida, completed an internship with the office of Senator Marco Rubio, and then started teaching English at a local Catholic school. Hillsdale College was recommended to him by a classmate in 2017, and the next five years of hearing about the school’s commitment to its values and the Great Books convinced him that it was the place he wanted to be. He hopes to get back home to his family and pursue a career in classical education or journalism upon graduation.