These guys do not mess around
Walking into his first geology class freshman year with Professor Gail Mahood, Patrick O’Hare, ’17, remembers thinking, “These guys do not mess around” – and also, how friendly everybody was in the 12-person class. A history major and geological sciences minor, O’Hare enjoyed both disciplines as “exercises in taking a fragmented record to analyze a time period.”
Historians and geologists both construct narratives, he noted, whether through piecing together journals, interviews, or other primary or secondary sources, or looking at a wall of rocks at the Grand Canyon. Post-graduation, O’Hare is preparing to take the LSAT and hopes to put his narrative-building skills to use as a lawyer, perhaps in oil, gas, and mining law.