Meet the Graduate Assistants: Sam Boyle and Jonas Yela

In today’s Thursday Two-fer, we discover more about the last two of our new graduate assistants: Sam Boyle and Jonas Yela.

Sam Boyle

Sam is from Lindenhurst, Illinois, and while that’s only 15 minutes away from Six Flags, her favorite thing about the area is not the amusement park, but her friends and family. <3 She’s in her first year in the LIS program and plans to pursue a career in either information technology or policy after graduation.

  • What is your favorite part about working at the Help Desk?
    • My favorite part about working at the Help Desk is meeting so many people in the iSchool whether that be fellow GAs or staff/faculty or other students who come up to the desk. It’s nice to interact with people in person again!
  • What is your second favorite book?
  • Based upon your current cooking repertoire, if you were a professional chef, what would your signature dish be?
  • What would be the theme song of your life?
  • If you could hang out with any cartoon character, who would you choose and why?
    • SpongeBob – he would be a lot of fun, no boring with him
  • If you were famous, what would you be famous for?
    • Being Taylor Swift’s top listener on Spotify
  • What part of the s’more are you?
    • Marshmallow
  • Would you rather have a pet dinosaur or a pet dragon,  and what would you name it?
    • Dinosaur named Gayle

Jonas Yela

Jonas grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His favorite thing about the city is the Lakefront—especially by the Milwaukee Art Museum and along the Bay View neighborhood. He’s in his first year at the iSchool, with various ideas about what direction he’ll head in after graduation. Archives/special collections? Academic Librarianship? PhD? So many great options!

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