My name is Michael Gartlgruber and I was born in Solothurn, Switzerland in 1974. I have a degree in English and am working on a bachelor's degree in journalism at the University of Florida.

I graduated from Jesuit High School of Tampa in 1992 and started at UF the fall semester of the same year. I began as an architecture major, but after two design classes, I made a run for it. After four years, I had a degree in English, a minor in education, and no desire to pursue either. I spent a year not doing much of anything and returned to school. I plan to graduate spring 1999.