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 Our story starts long ago in the distant year of 2016

History

Do you remember your first day at college? Did you know where the best place to live was? Where to eat? Which classes to take? Which classes not to take? When the three founders of Honest Alumni started at the United States Military Academy at West Point, they knew none of these answers. Each came from three different backgrounds: one was a boarding school nerd, one was a track star from a public high school, and the third was swimmer from a private day school. The only common trait between them was that they were all different. Through Honest Alumni, they wanted to give all students and opportunity to share their uniqueness to students from their similar backgrounds.    

 

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The Team

 
 

Founder

Jonathan Richards

Jonathan was the nerd mentioned above. After being born and raised in Miami, Fl, he was molded into a college bound young man by 7 years of boarding school, Rabun Gap Nacoochee School. From his boarding school, he immediately went to West Point where he played Sprint football, was a member of the Model United Nations team, and vice-president of the Civil & Military Engineering club. After West Point, he won a GEM fellowship to get his Master's degree from the University of California, Berkeley.

 

Education

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY
M.S. Civil Engineering, 2017

UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY, WEST POINT
B.S. Civil Engineering, 2016

 
 

 
 
 

Co-founder

Michael Bajuz

Michael Bajuz attended Saint Peter's Preparatory School in Jersey City, New Jersey. After graduation from "Prep" in 2011, he attended Boston University for a year until he transferred to West Point. During his time as a West Point cadet, Michael was part of the West Point Sailing Team, studied abroad in Rio de Janeiro, and helped organize Special Olympics. Michael Graduated from West Point in 2016 with a 3.5 GPA, branched Transportation, and is currently working in Virginia.

 

Education

UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY, WEST POINT
B.S. Management & Portuguese, 2016

 

 

 

 
 

 
 
 

Co-founder

Marcus Phillips

With offers from some of the countries top collegiate track teams, Marcus had the opportunity to run anywhere he wanted. However, few schools also met his yearning to serve his country and thus Marcus chose to attend West Point. While at West Point, Marcus not only ran track but also became a leader among his peers. After four years of running and studying civil engineering, Marcus took his degree and his cleats and began working for the U.S. Army in Tacoma, Washington. 

 

Education

UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY, WEST POINT
B.S. Civil Engineering, 2016