Aaron Jalca

Orlando, FL

High School:
William R. Boone School

Aaron Jalca is an economics and political science major from Orlando, FL. Interested in many subjects from music to European Studies, Aaron has two minors in French and philosophy. Aaron attended William R. Boone High School, where he was the drum major of the marching band for two years. Now, he is a member of the Band of the Fighting Irish, for which he plays cymbals on the drumline. Aaron is also involved in Iron Sharpens Iron, an interdenominational Christian group on campus, and runs a Bible study for both the drum line and his dorm, Fisher hall, in which he is also a resident advisor. Outside of school, Aaron enjoys many hobbies, including playing Dungeons & Dragons, soccer, skateboarding, film, music (especially rock), and bass guitar. In his role as RA in his hall, Aaron hopes to foster community, belonging, and promote the spiritual lives of his residents.

Aaron’s future goals are tied to his experiences here at Notre Dame, especially his theology and philosophy classes, as well as the service programs in which he participated at his home church. After graduating from Notre Dame, Aaron would like to attend graduate school for public policy or economics and work either in economic policy and research, as a congressional staffer, or with NGOs/IGOs to promote research-based solutions to economic inequality and inequitable growth. Aaron is also considering working abroad, in Europe, with the same professional focus. Currently, he is working with his home church on an initiative to increase political participation and education among the congregation in the Greater Orlando area.

To keep up with Aaron's achievements view his LinkedIn here 

Study Abroad

  • Angers, France (Spring 2022)


  • Resident Advisor, Fisher Hall
  • Teaching Assistant, "God and the Good Life"
  • Bible Study leader
  • Percussion, Notre Dame Band
  • Iron Sharpens Iron
  • Dungeons and Dragons

Internships/Summer Experiences

  • Student Research Opportunity Program (SROP), Dr. William Evans
  • Research Assistant, Nanovic Institute for European Studies