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Alec Torigian

National Coordinator, ACE PATH

Alec Torigian

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Alec Torigian serves as the National Coordinator for ACE's Pursuing Achievement Through Higher Education (PATH) initiative, where he oversees the growth and improvement of PATH's mission to provide radical accompaniment, opportunity, and formation on scholars' journeys from 6th grade through college graduation. He also works as a member of ACE Teaching Fellows' pastoral team, assisting with the recruitment, placement, training, and supporting of teachers across the country, including work teaching the Introduction to Middle School course for the M.Ed. and supporting the development of Cristocentric Culturally Responsive formation for ACE teachers.

After teaching math and physics in Tanzania through the Benedictine Volunteer Corps, Alec was a member of the 18th cohort of ACE Teaching Fellows through which he taught middle school math, science, and religion at Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic School in Mobile, AL. There he also served as athletic director, coached basketball, and ran after-school tutoring. After teaching in ACE, Alec worked for the pastoral team, then taught at the Academy of St. Benedict the African in Chicago, IL, then rejoined the pastoral team to oversee pastoral formation and school partnerships while also helping grow the pilot for PATH.

Originally from Crystal, MN (almost Minneapolis), Alec is a 2010 graduate of the College of St. Benedict/St. John's University in Minnesota where he played club Ultimate Frisbee, volunteered in campus ministry, and worked as a math tutor and tour guide. He also was part of the seven person co-authorship of a weekly opinion article in the campus newspaper -- a role he credits with teaching him much of what he knows about group consensus-building (and what not to do).

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  • 2013 M.Ed., University of Notre Dame
  • 2010 B.S., Mathematics & Peace Studies, College of St. Benedict/St. John's University


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