Griffin is a junior and a Japanese and international relations double major who is clustering in Brain and Cognitive Sciences. He hails from Pendleton, Ore., a small town in a desert.
On campus, he is involved with In Between the Lines Improv Troupe, After Hours and URTV. You may also recognize him from his job at the Common Market.
He is a Libra, who likes to play frisbee anywhere, even when it is snowing.

What is being in After Hours really like?
It is really fun we love to hang out with each other and laugh at all the incest and internal drama that we cause.

What is the best advice your parents gave you?
My parents didn’t give me a lot of advice, but they told me to eat my green beans to grow and it worked I’m 6-foot-5.

If you were a garden what would be growing?
Probably tomatoes and just free love.

What was your most challenging improv moment?
The time when I was chosen to be a really obscure president I think it was Zachary Taylor, and I didn’t know who he was.

What is the song of the week?
‘Part-time Model,” by the Flight of The Concords.

If you could make an iPhone/iTouch application, what would you name it and make it do?
It would be ‘iTouch myself,” and it massages you.

If you were given $30 million what would you do?
Pay off my college debt and take a boat around the world for a year. When I come back have a really big party.

What is UR missing that OR has?
My dog Webster; he’s a black lab.

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