Ryan Brink Ryan Brink serves as Campus Kitchen coordinator.
Q. How long have you worked at W&L?
I have worked at W&L for three and a half years.
Q. What do you like most about working at W&L?
I love the supportive team in the Shepherd Program!
Q. Where is your favorite location on the W&L campus?
The back campus trails. The gazebo is a classic, but I’ve been liking the Rocky Road trail lately too.
Q. Where did you grow up?
Q. What advice do you have for students (or parents)?
Be open to opportunities and new experiences! Thinking about it now, two of the most influential things from my college experience (the studio art major and the rugby team) were opportunities I had no intention of pursuing prior to coming to campus. Both are passions and interests that are still huge parts of my life after graduation.
Q. What is the most adventurous thing that you have ever done?
Taking up Rugby! I had never played a contact sport before, so getting involved in a sport so focused around physical collision was something totally different.
Q. What’s your favorite thing to do when you’re not working?
I love taking my two pups for walks around town or at Brushy Hills.
Q. What book are you reading now?
I’m currently reading “Big Team Farms” by Sarah Mock, and I’m looking to pick up “Braiding Sweetgrass” soon.
Q. What music are you listening to these days?
I’ve been listening to a lot of Charley Crockett, primarily his new album “The Man from Waco.”
Q. Your favorite film (movie) of all time?
“National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation”
Q. If they made a movie about your life, who would play you?
Q. Which historical figure do you most identify with and why?
Thomas Jefferson — my middle name is Jefferson!
Q. If you could have coffee with one person (living or deceased), who would it be and why?
My Grandpa Harlan passed away when I was young, so I don’t know very much about him.
Q. What is your desert island food?
Chicken pot pie
Q. Tell us something most people don’t know about you.
I was in the W&L Dance Company my senior year!
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