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Jonathan Kniffin

Fellow of Business

Major: Business Management

Graduation Year: 2022

Hometown: Downingtown, PA

Personality Type: Assertive Entrepreneur, ESTP

What is your favorite part about working with O’Pake?

Being able to work with people at a professional level. 

What are your goals in the future?

Work in strategic management. 

How will O’Pake help you reach these goals?

Helping me with experience and tips to improve my skills.  

What is your favorite memory at Alvernia?

Meeting my friend group and starting life-long friendships. 

What made you decide to study at Alvernia?

Being close to home and having smaller class size making it easier to connect with professors. 

Who or what inspires you and why?

My parents, my father for his 26 years served in the United States Coast Guard. And my mother for taking care of me and my brother when he was away. 


What is a quote that you abide by?

“There may be people with more talent than you, but there is no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do.”

-Derek Jeter 

What is something that someone would be surprised to learn about you?

I went to high school in New Jersey and California.