Janos Marton '96
A lawyer and criminal justice reformer, Janos Marton '96 began to explore his passion for activism at a young age. In second grade at St. Hilda’s & St. Hugh’s, he was signing up his classmates for various environmental causes. “Our teachers worked hard to teach us not only basic academic skills but also about morality and civics,” he recalls fondly. Janos loved learning about history, particularly the civil rights movement, and now as a candidate for Manhattan District Attorney, his dual passions have converged. Janos says that perhaps the most important lesson he gained from St. Hilda’s & St. Hugh’s was the importance of giving back to your community. “It’s so important to remember how far you can get by caring about the people around you and showing a little kindness,” Janos says.