Doug Edelstein is a 2006 graduate of Marian’s business administration program, where he was inspired to reach his goal of becoming an attorney. Click here to read more about his Marian experience.
Doug Edelstein ‘06
With a Mission focused on welcoming individuals from varied experiences, Marian’s focus on social justice continues to transform individuals to help others and embrace integrity in our world, much like alumni Doug Edelstein ’06, who currently serves Fond du Lac County as the Assistant District Attorney.
“Marian is accepting of all types of people, and I learned that from an early point in my college search,” said Edelstein. “Social Justice has always been at the core of my upbringing, and follow the saying ‘treat others how you want to be treated.’ It’s not our place to discriminate or make bad choices that affect others and our world – we’re here to be of service and to move toward a common goal.”
Edelstein’s dedication to justice began at Marian, where professors assisted him in gaining the foundational skills in order to reach his goal of becoming a lawyer.
“It’s not hard to live the mission at Marian – both in the classroom and in organizations,” said Edelstein. “Through both of these facets, your character and values are illuminated, and Marian’s professors want to support your goals and what you want to do in life. For me, I wanted to be a leader in the community and influence others to make a positive change in our world.”
For Edelstein, Marian’s Mission and the Core Value of Social Justice are carried with him throughout the many hats he wears as an assistant district attorney, as well as an adjunct professor in Marian’s School of Business and Public Safety.
“It’s all about doing what’s right under the circumstances,” said Edelstein. “During my more than four years of practicing law, I strive to represent the values and beliefs of society. It’s my job to go beyond and make a bigger difference, while setting an example for the future.”
Whether in the court room or back on Marian’s campus, Edelstein continues to appreciate these values and take responsibility in serving to better our world.