Michael, 22, graduated from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota with a bachelor’s in music. He converted to Catholicism during his freshman year of high school and actively discerned religious life throughout college. He ultimately decided to apply to the Jesuits after reading “With God in Russia” by Fr. Walter Ciszek, SJ, and “The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything” by Fr. James Martin, SJ. Michael enjoys quality time with friends and family, playing board games, biking, hiking, making music and taking nature walks.