Paul, 30, graduated from Whitman College with a bachelor’s in geology in 2015. He then worked as an environmental consultant on nuclear and petroleum cleanup efforts in Washington state. His experiences in young adult ministry in his home diocese of Fort Worth, along with those of fraternity life in college, inspired a love of service and communal living. His grandfather taught at Gonzaga University and planted the seeds of his interest in the Society of Jesus. Paul’s hobbies include weightlifting, backpacking and studying Mandarin Chinese.