Michael Gritz, a native of Fairfax, VA, was recruited to play football at JCU, which he has done for four years. When he came to visit for the first time, he felt this was the right place for him. Having always had a passion for technology and wanting to learn more, Mike chose Computer Science as a major. Among his favorite CS courses are those that taught him a new language, using android technology, and networking, seeing that they gave him not only skills and practice but also developing the thought processes needed for success in the field. When not playing football and studying computer-related subjects, Mike has earned a minor in Mathematics and works for the Department as a Math and CS tutor. A member of Pi Mu Epsilon, the national honorary mathematics society, Mike also serves as Vice President of our local chapter. After graduation, Mike plans to attend graduate school (he has been accepted to both George Washington and George Mason Universities) to pursue a master’s degree in cyber security, a growing and increasingly vital field.