Dan-el Padilla Peralta ’06 Keynotes Leadership Circle Breakfast

Members of the Keystone Society at the 2018 Leadership Circle Breakfast

On February 25, 2018 new AlumniCorps board member Dan-el Padilla Peralta ’06 addressed our Leadership Circle Breakfast. Guests listened with rapt attention to Dan-el’s exploration of ancient Roman civilization and the implications the classics hold for our understanding of the rights of modern citizenship. The talk was followed by a question and answer session, and all attendees received a signed copy of Dan-el’s 2015 memoir, Undocumented.

Dan-el’s 2015 memoir, Undocumented: A Dominican Boy’s Odyssey from a Homeless Shelter to Ivy League

Dan-el is Assistant Professor of Classics at Princeton University. He is currently finishing his latest book entitled Divine institutions: religion and state formation in middle republican Rome. His 2015 memoir Undocumented: A Dominican Boy’s Odyssey from a Homeless Shelter to Ivy League received an Alex Award from the American Library Association.

Each year Keystone Society members are honored with a small gathering featuring noted speakers. This year we expanded the scope of the event by hosting a Leadership Circle Breakfast for all those who have demonstrated their commitment by giving significant time, talent, and treasure to AlumniCorps. Past guest speakers included Nobel Prize-winner Princeton Professor Emeritus Sir Angus Deaton; noted first-amendment authority, Professor Margaret ‘Peggy’ Russell ’79; and well-known writer, documentarian, and media theorist Douglas Rushkoff ’83. Learn more about the Keystone Society here.