John is another Washington Ireland Program Alum, this time from the Class of 2008, when he interned in the Embassy of Ireland. He was also the first recipient of the Costello Valedictorian Trophy.
John graduated with a degree in English Literature and Russian in Trinity College Dublin. He spent a year studying in Moscow State University and currently works in Dublin with the Bank of Ireland. John is committed to the New Story Leadership program, to the empowerment of young people as future leaders, and to improved cross-cultural understanding as key components to achieving a sustainable peace.