Senior Profile: Gabriel Carlo Much

May 21st, 2014 § 0

Gabriel Carlo Much is an English literature major and honors student, focusing on feminist literary theory.  He is from Brier, WA, and when he came to Seattle Pacific University, Gabe says, ” I had two goals for my education: to become a better musician, and to become a better writer.” So he joined the Gospel Choir and the Worship & Arts Ensemble and  decided to major in English. His favorite course has been the history of literary theory with Dr. Chaney because “it gave me an entirely new perspective on literature and even my own faith.”

Gabe continues, ”It was a wild ten weeks, and will forever be a formative piece of my world-view.” His favorite memory of the English major comes from this course “when Dr Chaney demonstrated in a class on Modernity that rationality and reason (the commitments of Enlightenment thinkers and deep-seeded roots of our own thought as their intellectual children) were static forces, able to be paralleled with a metaphor of death. That moment, her writing a few words on a whiteboard in the window-less dungeon of Otto Miller, was a turning point for my faith.”  

His dream job would be a balance between freelance musician, teacher, and writer/academic, but next he plans on “playing as much music as possible, and pursuing various experiences along the way (a winter of skiing, a couple of summers backpacking, a year or two teaching English abroad, etc).”  

Gabe encourages other students to think about the skills they want to enhance or learn during college and choose a major accordingly–assuming  they don’t have a specific career in mind that requires a certain major.  He says, “Consider your four(ish) years the blessed space and time in which you can do just that, without (or with fewer of) the obligations of adulthood.”

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