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- B.A. and B.S., University of Rochester, 2017
FELLOWHIPS, LEADERSHIP & RECOGNITION
- Phi Beta Kappa, University of Rochester
- Eta Sigma Phi Honors Society, University of Rochester
- Recipient, Joseph O'Hern Scholarship, University of Rochester
Jonathan "Jon" Canning is a Case Manager at Kaplan Hecker & Fink. Jon graduated magna cum laude from the University of Rochester in 2017 with degrees in Classics and Applied Mathematics. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, as well as Eta Sigma Phi, the Honorary Society for Classical Studies. He studied abroad at the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome, and participated in field research of ancient Roman graffiti in Torre Annunziata, Italy. Jon’s interest in law has its roots in his dedication to community service both in his hometown and abroad. He has assisted in the organization of festivals and other events benefitting the Hispanic migrant population in Western New York and is a regular volunteer at the Marco Polo dinner, which raises funds for Covenant House, a charity supporting youth facing homelessness. In 2014, Jon spent two months as an intern for the Enlace Project in El Sauce, Nicaragua. During this time, he worked with local tourism professionals to develop programs highlighting the specific history and culture of the region, while also teaching English lessons for adults in the Enlace school.
Jon’s commitment to global community development led him to become an English teacher at Beiya Middle School in Changsha, China for the 2017-2018 school year, where he gave both public and private lessons to students of various ages and organized numerous Western culture activities. Before returning to America, he traveled through Europe as a recipient of the University of Rochester’s Joseph P. O’Hern scholarship, researching the development of Christianity within the pagan Roman Empire.
In addition to traveling, Jon enjoys playing music, and has performed in both West African drum ensembles and steel drum bands throughout his life.