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Bachelorette of the Week: Gretchen O’Leary ‘17

Written by Jack Lyons '17

Photo via Gretchen O’Leary

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

Hometown: Tupper Lake, NY

Major: Environmental Studies-Math Combined

Minor: Spanish and Government

Best qualities? Extremely loyal, feisty personality and temper.

Spirit fruit? Grapefruit.

Soundtrack to your life? Shakey Graves mixed with Taylor Swift followed by Kendrick Lamar and the Soundtrack to Tarzan.

Favorite drunk food? Oatmeal.

What are your hobbies? I’m training for the NYC marathon with the Movember Foundation, I deliver the morning NY Times, and I live in the OC.

What qualities are you looking for in a potential love interest? Humor, especially understanding jokes from The Office, love of the outdoors, enjoys a good cup of coffee in the morning and bonus points if he speaks Spanish.

Plan a date in the North Country: Wake up early and go on a sunrise hike up Big Tupper or Coney Mountain. Bring coffee and watch the sunrise. Continue adventuring throughout the day. End up at Raquette River Brewery for some beers.

Best dating advice for the ladies of SLU? Don’t be afraid to ask a guy out on a date. The worst he can do is say no!

What is your opinion on the man bun? I’m a fan. Especially if it’s paired with a nice beard.

Tick Tock or Java? Java 100% because there are free snacks, I’m poor and who doesn’t like to dance and listen to good music?

What is one thing on your bucket list you want to do before you graduate? Be Bachelorette of the Week.

What are your plans after graduation? I would love to go to grad school abroad if possible and travel throughout South America.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years? I hope to be working for the National Parks Service or an equivalent organization in South America.

How can a guy get your attention? If he signed up for one of the trips I was leading, offered to go on a run with me or talked about good beers.

Anything else? I absolutely love getting emails. golea13@stlawu.edu!

About the author

Jack Lyons '17