Meet Gabriel Stulce ’24 Stulce chose W&L because of the university’s well-rounded approach to encouraging individual growth.
Name: Gabriel Stulce
Hometown: Chattanooga, Tennessee
Why did you choose to come to W&L?
I chose Washington and Lee because it provided me with a unique opportunity to continue my athletic career while setting myself up for a strong career path. W&L does a great job of fostering individual growth with a well-rounded approach.
What are you most looking forward to during your time at W&L?
I am really looking forward to W&L’s Mock Convention. As fundraising chair, I have an amazing opportunity to take part in planning major events leading up to Convention Weekend that will contribute to its overall success.
What has been your greatest accomplishment since arriving at W&L?
My biggest accomplishment since arriving at W&L is settling into a position where I can engage in things I am passionate about, including Mock Convention and my internship in wealth management next summer.
Who at W&L has been most inspiring to you so far?
It is hard to narrow down, but two people that have had a huge impact on me are Professor Scott Hoover and Coach Bobby Jones. They both want the best for all of their students, and each one has significantly contributed to my W&L experience.
What inspires you?
My mom has always been a huge inspiration in my life. As a mother of seven, she has always been an example of hard work for me and my siblings.
What are your hobbies/interests?
In my free time, I enjoy playing golf and snowboarding.
What book has made the most significant impact on your life?
The most influential book I have read is “The Servant” by James C. Hunter. This book is about servant leadership — it constantly reminds me to be self-aware and serve those around me.
What is the most adventurous thing that you have ever done?
In high school, I went on a trip to Costa Rica to coach American football. American football is a growing interest in this region, and it provided me with a unique opportunity to spread my passion while learning about a new culture.
If they made a movie about your life, who would play you?
My character would be played by Eddie Redmayne. I have been told that he is my celebrity doppelgänger — especially in his role as Newt Scamander in Fantastic Beast.
What is your desert island food?
My desert island food is orange chicken.
What is your favorite movie?
My favorite movie is “Good Will Hunting.”
When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
When I was a child, I wanted to play in the NFL. I started playing football when I was four years old, and have loved it ever since.
If you could have a conversation with anyone, who would it be and why?
I would love to have a conversation with Alexander the Great. Classics have always been an interest of mine, and he is widely viewed as one of the most successful military leaders in history.
Tell us a fun fact about yourself?
I have worn #5 in any sport I play since I was young because I am the fifth child born in my family.