Get to Know Housing Staff: Lois Schneider

Casual portrait of Lois SchneiderWhat is your name and how long have you been in your current position?

I’m Lois Schneider and I have been in my current position for 1 1/2 years.

What is your current role in University Housing?

My current role is a FSA3 (Food Service Assistant 3) at Starbucks, Smith Hall

How long have you been with University Housing? Other positions on campus?

I will be celebrating my 10th year with Housing in February 2022. My other position with Housing was at Four Lakes Market working cold production for 8 1/2 years.

What do you do on a typical day in your job?

Prep, clean, take care of customers, and make a lot of lattes.

What’s your favorite thing about working with students who are living on campus?

My favorite thing about working with students is they keep me young and hopefully I can pass some of my knowledge onto them.

What is a past work accomplishment that you’re proud of?

The work accomplishment I’m most proud of is receiving the Housing Excellence Award in 2019.

What is a secret talent that your co-workers may not know about?

My secret talent is in my late teen’s-early 20’s, I was a tournament roller speed skater.

Where did you grow up?

I grew up on a dairy farm in rural Iowa County.

Where is your favorite place in the world?

My favorite place is a beach in Ocho Rios, Jamaica.

What are you passionate about?

I’m passionate about being kind and having a positive attitude.

What is your favorite TV show, movie, or book?

Favorite TV show is Cobra Kai, favorite movie is Dirty Dancing, favorite book is Where the Crawdads Sing.

What is your favorite family/home tradition?

Every July, we take a bicycle trip across Iowa called Ragbrai. A lot of family members and a lot of fun.

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