Julian Ahlquist attended Trinity High School at River Ridge, receiving the River Ridge award for Leadership. He double majored at Christendom College in Philosophy and Theology, graduating magna cum laude. There he contributed and sometimes co-edited the college student newspaper and participated in the Legion of Mary (a lay apostolate that conducts door-to-door evangelization), where he served various official roles, including the local council’s Treasurer, Secretary, and President.
In addition to having been in dozens of theatrical productions and independent films, he has taken part in dramatic productions on EWTN (Eternal World Television Network) and has worked as personal assistant and film editor to Ronald Maxwell (Director of the Hollywood films Gettysburg and Gods and Generals).
A founding faculty member of Chesterton Academy, he has played a role in developing the school’s curriculum and has been a teacher of history, philosophy and literature.