Meet the Freshman Admission Staff

Tyler Olsen
Tyler Olsen
Associate Director, Freshman Admission
tolsen2@lewisu.edu
(815) 836-5078

Degree:
M.A. Organizational Leadership, Lewis University
B.A. in Psychology (minor in Neuroscience), North Central College

What is the next goal on your bucket list?
Explore Croatia.

What is your favorite holiday?
The 4th of July because who doesn’t like fireworks?

If you could have any superpower for a day, what would it be?
Super speed so I can travel the world in a day.

Tyler King
Tyler King
Associate Director of International Recruitment
kingty@lewisu.edu
(815) 836-5635

Degree:
2010 M.A., Northern Illinois University
2006 B.A., Bradley University

What is/are your favorite hobby(ies)?   
I really enjoy being outdoors – kayaking, camping, rock climbing, skiing

What is your favorite food? 
A Korean dish called deolsot bibimbap, it’s a rice, veggie, and beef mix that is spicy and served in a hot stone bowl.

What was your first concert? 
Pearl Jam, at Alpine Valley.

If you could watch only one TV show for the rest of your life, which would it be?
LOST, but only seasons 1 through 4 without the “flash-sideways” mess.

What is the strangest pet you have ever owned?
When I was a kid, I had a small tortoise named Buster.


David Anderson
David Anderson
Freshman Admission Counselor
danderson12@lewisu.edu
(815) 836-5290

Degree:
B.A., Lewis University
MBA, Business Administration, Lewis University

What is/are your favorite hobbies?
Playing video games and drawing!/

As a child what did you want to be?
A professional soccer player.

What is your favorite sports team?
The Chicago Bulls

If you could have any super power for a day, what would it be?
I would choose the ability to have complete control over space and time.

Julia Murphy
Julia Murphy
Regional Admission Representative (Out of State students)
jmurphy9@lewisu.edu
(331) 201-9251

Degree:
B.S. Psychology, Loyola University Chicago

Where is your favorite vacation spot?
Anywhere in nature with no cell reception.

What is your favorite quote?
“Do yourself a favor and work hard now.”

If you could watch only one TV show for the rest of your life, which would it be?
Frasier.


Maria Rodriguez
Maria Rodriguez
Freshman Admission Counselor
mrodriguez17@lewisu.edu
(815) 836-5855

Degree:
B.A. in Social Work, Lewis University ('18)
M.S.W. Lewis University ('19)

Where is your favorite vacation spot?
Barcelona, Spain.

What is your favorite quote?
“ Don’t cry because it’s over, SMILE because it happened”  -Dr. Seuss

What is your favorite holiday?
Christmas Eve!  I enjoy spending the day with my family preparing Christmas Eve dinner and waiting for it to be midnight to open the presents. 

What is the next goal on your bucket list?
To travel the world.

Julia Schaefer
Julia Schaefer
Freshman Admissions Counselor
jschaefer2@lewisu.edu
(815) 836-5851

Degree:
B.S.,Lewis University

What is the next goal on your bucket list?
Become a dog mom.

What is your favorite quote?
“Whatever you are be a good one”- Abraham Lincoln

What is your favorite sports team?
St. Louis Cardinals.

What skill would you love to learn?
I would love to learn how to forge because of Forged in Fire.


Kaitlyn Weber
Kaitlyn Weber
Director of Aviation Admission
kweber1@lewisu.edu
(815) 836-5920

Degree:
B.S., Rockford University
M.A. in Organizational Leadership, Lewis University

What are your favorite hobbies?
Cooking, working out, and spending time with my two daughters

What is your favorite spot on campus?
Harold E. White Aviation Center! I love seeing our building filled with students practicing what they love every single day. It’s also pretty cool to go into the hangar and see students working on the airplanes as well as them taking off outside!

What was your first concert? 
*Nsync

What is your favorite sports team?
Chicago Blackhawks