Working hard, playing hard and savoring the small things across the generations



Druid, Admissions Head O’Laughlin Ambassador and summer intern with the Kalamazoo Growlers

Student-athlete (tennis)

Work-study with HWS Office of Athletics Communications

Major: Media & Society, Entrepreneurial Studies

Hometown: Austin, Texas



President at Octagon, the world’s leading sports and entertainment marketing and talent firm

Student-athlete (basketball)

Internship with the HWS Office of Sports Information

Major: English

Hometown:Yarmouth, Mass.

What’s the most important thing you learned from your first job? JW: The effect you can have by simply bringing a positive attitude daily. LK: Don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty.

Most important lesson from playing sports? JW: The way you carry yourself on and off the court has a ripple effect throughout the entire team. LK: The value of teammates and teamwork.

What brought you to HWS? JW: The community and potential to be mentored. LK: Basketball and the people I met while visiting.

What’s the most eye-opening course you took at HWS? JW: Labor, Race and Gender in the Making of America. LK: Prisons in America.

What’s your favorite sports team? JW: Anything Texas Longhorns. LK: Boston Celtics.

Favorite Saga dessert? JW: Boston cream pie. LK: Chocolate pudding.

If you could be a professional athlete, what sport would you play? JW: Soccer. LK: Basketball.

What advice would you give young student-athletes? JW: Enjoy the little things (post-practice meals, card games on the bus) — that’s what you will remember most. LK: Cherish every moment.

What’s the most exciting thing you’ve done since 2020? JW: Attended Game 5 of the 2022 World Series. LK: Sat greenside on 18th hole on Sunday at the Masters.

What are you most grateful for? JW: The support and love of my friends and family. LK: My family.

What’s the most important sports moment of the past 20 years? JW: The Chicago Cubs breaking the curse to win the 2016 World Series. LK: The 2004 ALCS.

What’s something you will never do again? JW: Let my sister convince me that she is a qualified barber. LK: Help produce a surprise U2 concert in Times Square.

What book would you bring to a desert island? JW: Open by Andre Agassi. LK: Moby-Dick by Herman Melville.