Hometown: Rockford, MI
Education: B.A., Political Science, Spanish Language and Literature, University of Michigan ‘11
Activities: International Law Journal; Human Rights Law Society, Vice President; Public Interest Project; Immigration Law Society; International Law Society
About Aaron: I grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Before coming to B.U., I always kind of knew that I wanted to study law. After graduating from the University of Michigan, however, I had to take a break. I spent a year teaching English in a high school in Soria, Spain. Previously, I had studied Spanish in Granada and European Union Politics in Brussels. I wanted to head back to Europe because, frankly, two decades in the Mitten State was enough.
In addition to teaching, I spent around 40 hours a week rock climbing at the local cliffs around my town and in northern Spain. I began climbing when I was 16, and it had always been a dream of mine to spend a year in Europe on the rock. When I got to Soria, the local climbing club, Treparriskeros, took me under their wing. In the club, I made lifelong friends and had many great adventures. Somehow, after a year of climbing bliss, I still wanted to study law, and now, here I am. Though I spend a bit more time studying than before, you can still occasionally find me at B.U. Fitrec’s climbing wall in a cloud of chalk.