Student Profile: Ethan Gensler
Who? Ethan Gensler. Where? Alma College. Why? Why not! It’s the perfect place for the Ohio senior who loves asking questions.
By double majoring in philosophy and psychology, Gensler’s getting more than yes-or-no answers.
“I like thinking about the big questions: Why some acts are right or wrong, why some people are predisposed to certain actions, and how we understand human ethics—those things all matter to me,” he says.
S. Brian Stratton, associate professor of religious studies, and philosophy professor Nicholas Dixon have both encouraged Gensler to continue making thought-provoking queries.
“They’ve challenged me to think creatively, critically, and logically,” he says. “I appreciate how they’re not afraid to ask tough questions.”
Gensler has traveled extensively to promote global service and broaden his awareness of the world.
Through a Posey Global Fellowship, he had the opportunity to volunteer at an orphanage in Ukraine. On an Alternative Break, he helped build trail systems in Kentucky.
“It’s the most work I’ve ever done in my life, but it was so worth it,” says Gensler. “I made many friends, and I went to new places to make a difference.”
With his affection for tough questions, is it any wonder he plans to attend graduate or law school?