Christopher Mirasola
J.D./M.P.P.’18, Harvard University

It is difficult to fully express gratitude for the many blessings Professor Alford has brought to my life. He is a mentor in the truest sense of the word. He is wise and freely shares his wisdom. He believes in his students, and causes them to believe in themselves. He corrects where needed, but always with kindness. He cares deeply. As someone who thought I might not find an intellectual or emotional home at HLS, he is an important reason why I did. The list of reasons to be grateful would stretch for far too long; so, I will simply express how lucky we, his students, all are that he has committed and continues to commit so much of his life to our development and care.