Bear Pause: Tyler Kossila '16

Tyler Kossila '16 has converted to being a Badger fan and is studying elementary education and special education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. This summer, he returns to Blake as a second-year teacher for LearningWorks.

Q: If you had your own talk show, who would be your first three guests?
A: Barack Obama, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Donald Glover

Q: What are your three favorite smells?
A: The smell of coffee in the morning, gasoline and Lake Mendota in the fall

Q: What is your earliest childhood memory?
A: Around 2 or 3 my grandma took me to the park and when I was climbing on the playground I stepped on a beehive.

Q: If you had one extra hour of free time a day, how would you spend it?
A: I would want to read more. Since coming to college I haven't read as much as I wish to and would take that time to sit down and read more.

Q: I was once mistaken for...
A: I have never been mistaken for anyone, but I am often told that Javier Bardem (villain from "No Country for Old Men") and Tony Revolori (lobby boy from "The Grand Budapest Hotel") are my two doppelgängers.

Q: If you could live inside any sitcom, which one would it be?
A: "The Office" or "Friends"

Q: What's the best concert you've ever been to?
A: Either Kendrick Lamar or Lake Street Dive. It is always cool when the artist actually sounds better live than their recording.

Q: What is something you learned in the last week?
A: I learned how they make pre-sliced hotdog buns. They cut the buns from the ends, not from the middle. This way they only have to cut twice instead of four times.

Q: What story does your family always tell about you?
A: For an entire year of my childhood I made my parents refer to me as Steve from "Blues Clues." I had the green striped shirt, inflatable thinking chair, notebook and stuffed Blue in all.

Q: If you could visit any place in the world, where would you choose to go and why?
A: I would choose to visit Colombia. My mother was adopted from Colombia before she could even speak, and I would like to visit the country with her to see where our ancestors live.