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John Ravalli, Marist ‘04 Snapshot of John, smiling. He has red hair and is wearing a blue coat over a gray shirt.

John majored in History with a concentration in Military History.

What has your career path been to this point?

I was previously an Interpreter and historian for the Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site. Now I am now history teacher at Lansingburgh High school in Troy, NY.

Can you share an experience/memory from your time at HRVI that stands out as meaningful?

One of my greatest memories was working at an event in West Point where Colonel Johnson introduced me to Governor George Pataki.

How has your experience at HRVI helped you advance your education and/or professional pursuits since graduating from Marist?

HRVI provided me the experience to handle and analyze primary source documents, which I in turn, teach to my 10th grade and AP World History students. The application of this skill is essential to their success not only on tests, but as a critical thinking citizen.

Do you have any advice for future HRVI interns based on your time at HRVI and your experience in your professional field?

Take advantage of the great opportunities that HRVI provides for you. The experience that you have there will definitely help you in your career later on.