2 minutes with...Lyndsey Larkin

This week, we caught up with Kings at UW Oshkosh Fox Cities Progression Advisor, Lyndsey Larkin. We got to know Lyndsey a bit better by asking her some quick questions...

What do you do at Kings?

I am a Progression Advisor.

How long have you worked at Kings and what did you do before?

I started with Kings very recently. Prior to my role at Kings, I was a teacher working with international students at the high school level from China and South Korea. I taught English as a Second Language and tutored students in their academic subjects. I also was a special education teacher on an adolescent inpatient behavioral health unit.

What do you enjoy most about your job?

I have enjoyed getting to know the staff as well as the functions of my role. I feel this will be a great fit for me.

What do you like most about Wisconsin?

I was born and raised right here in Menasha, and I love the variety of seasons and activities to do in Wisconsin. From going “Up North” in the summer, skiing in the winter, a weekend trip to Door County to kayak, or to Milwaukee for a Bucks or Brewer game, there are a variety of things to do.

Where is the best place you’ve visited?

I love to travel. I think my most memorable and favorite place has been Paris, France or Huatulco, Mexico. I loved the architecture and history that Paris has to offer, but the natural beauty in Huatulco was unbelievably majestic.

What was the last book you read?

I am currently reading Stephen King’s Institution.

What is your favorite film?

My favorite film is Shawshank Redemption.

What would be your ideal character to play in a film?

I would love to play someone in a comedy film. I love to laugh and make others laugh.

Which well-known figure would you most like to invite to dinner?

I think I would like to invite Matthew McConaughey to dinner. He is very intelligent, and while accepting an award once, he made the comment that his mentor is himself in ten years. Which means he is always striving to be a better version of himself. I loved that comment, and feel he would be fascinating to talk to.

What is your favorite quote?

My favorite quote would be from Albert Einstein, “Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will take you everywhere.” As an educator, I understand the importance of learning the A to Z’s...but you can learn a lot more if you are willing to utilize your imagination in the process.