John Absher is honored to give back to JSA because of the dramatic effect it had on his life. He grew up in a small town in Eastern Kentucky. His experience at the 1999 Stanford Summer School opened his mind to people, ideas, and opportunities that he did not know before. He later received his BA in History from Harvard University, and his JD from Tulane Law School.
John is now a private-practice real estate and business attorney in Austin, Texas. His practice is a natural application of his experience managing retail businesses and real estate on behalf of his family in Kentucky. He takes pride in giving practical advice to other business owners and making no-nonsense arguments in the way he first learned at Stanford Summer School.
One of John’s passions is to bring JSA to rural communities like his hometown. He hopes that young students like him can attend JSA Summer Schools and have experiences that drive them to great accomplishments.