Hey there! I’m Paul Gruber and I am a junior here at Ohio Wesleyan majoring in Geography with a minor in Journalism. It was difficult to narrow my interests when I came to college. Originally I wanted to major in Geology, but that changed after my freshman year and I was unsure of what I wanted to minor in until I took Journalism 110 with Professor Underwood (such an awesome teacher). I am very interested in the technological aspects of geography, with GIS Systems and computing. It is a dream of mine to work for National Geographic and to travel the globe writing about all sorts of incredible people and places…like some sort of explorer.
I’m from Cincinnati, OH but I’m a Green Bay Packers fan. Cheesehead at heart. I like to golf and hike and fish. I like to play the vidya games a lot. I got the chance to attend my first PGA Tour even this past summer. A friend of mine got free tickets to the final round of the Greenbrier Classic where Stuart Appleby shot the course record 59. Paleontology is another passion of mine. It was the main reason I wanted to major in geology. During my senior year of high school I worked in the Paleo Lab in the Cincinnati Museum center. I worked mostly with micro-fossils, but near the end of my internship was given a metatarsal of some sort of dromaeosaurid to work with. I also had access to work they keep all of the fossils that the museum holds. It was an awesome experience.
I haven’t been to many places around the world. But, I have been to Costa Rica, Mexico, Canada, and I hiked about 63 miles on the Appalachian Trail. I love looking at maps. Although even if I study one for a long time, I sometimes still don’t no where I am going. I just blame MapQuest and the rest of the internet for making getting directions so easy…
By the way, I found this the other day: