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Getting to Know You: Ashley Olson

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Ashley Olson — Sport Management graduate student

Most importantly… you’re a twin sister. And your name is Ashley Olson. NOT to be confused with Mary Kate and Ashley Olson. But, what was that like?
Having a twin sister has made my life so much more fulfilling and joyful, definitely worth all the corny Olson twin jokes growing up. I wouldn’t trade it for anything!

Where are you from?
Maple Valley, Washington.

Where did you do your undergrad?
Western Washington and Washington State.

What was your major?
Sport Management.

Why did you choose WSU for your master’s degree?
I loved it too much here to leave Pullman.

What is your favorite thing about Pullman?
The people, both students and the community. It’s just a great place to live and get an education.


Food: Pasta. I eat it every day.

Movie: The Lion King

Book: Any Dr. Suess book

Musician/Band: Frank Sinatra, or P!nk, or the Beach Boys, depending on my mood

Song: Anything Beach Boys, especially if I’m singing off-key with my dad

Sport: Basketball

Quote: “Success isn’t owned, it’s leased, and rent is due every day.” – J.J. Watt