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MEET: Alisa Pykett

January 12, 2011

PykettName: Alisa Pykett
Occupation (what’s bringing you to Beloit?): My position at Beloit College is director of summer programs
Hometown/residence: I’m originally from Milwaukee, Wis. but am most recently coming from western North Carolina.
Family: I have a large extended family that is concentrated in Wisconsin.
Hobbies: Reading, running, hiking, cooking
How did you wind up on a Finnish soccer team?!: I played soccer at Butler University in Indiana. I knew I wanted to continue to play at a competitive level after I graduated and I also wanted the experience of living in another country. My college coach had contacts in Finland and helped arrange a contract. One week after I graduated, I was on a plane with my cleats, books, and bike, heading towards Helsinki, Finland to play with F.C. Puistola.
What are a few of your favorite things? Family. Coffee and a book in a coffee shop with interesting conversations occurring all around me. A peaceful moment at a forest stream.
Favorite meal? A meal that includes Indian food.
What can’t you live without? Learning.
If you could be reincarnated, what person/thing would you like to be? A river