The University of Nebraska-Lincoln crest is displayed on top of the iron gates on Sept. 29, 2019 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Photo by Ryan Pawloski.

Name: Ryan Pawloski

Age: 21

Hometown: Hastings, Neb.

Current Residence: Lincoln, Neb.

Birth Date: Dec. 8, 1997

Major(s): Double-major in both broadcasting production and sports media and communication


  • Video production assistant at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s College of Business
  • Video production intern at FanWord

Lifestyle and General Interest Profile:

  • Biggest Inspiration:
    • Pawloski considers his family to be his biggest inspiration because of their support, both emotionally and financially, they’ve given him throughout his life. Pawloski states that their support is the reason he chose to follow his obsessions and pursue this career path.
  • Favorite social media platform, and why?
    • Reddit, because it’s a place for people with specific niches to collaborate and have fun. There’s a subreddit for almost anything. I have obsessions for specific movies, television shows, celebrities and sports.
  • If I could ride with anyone from past or present, it would be…
    • Hunter S. Thompson from the past, and Bill Walton in the present.

Four-Year Season Recap:

  • Freshman (2016-17):
    • Attended Central Community College (CCC) in Hastings, Neb.
  • Sophomore (2017-18):
    • Transferred from CCC to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) prior to the fall 2017 semester. Pawloski was hired by The Daily Nebraskan as a staff writer in Dec. 2017.
  • Junior (2018-19):
    • Pawloski left his job at The Daily Nebraskan in March 2019 to work as a student video production assistant at UNL’s College of Business. He was also hired as a video production intern for FanWord, a creative storytelling agency in Lincoln, Neb., in April 2019.
  • Senior (2019-20):
    • Pawloski enters his senior year at UNL with a cumulative 3.91 GPA. He works as a video producer for UNLimited Sports.

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