Immediately fell in love with Purdue when visiting; then came, got involved, traveled, discovered her passions, and now pursuing them

Name: Hannah Wallace

Hometown: Elburn, IL

High school: Kaneland High School

Major & Concentration: Ag Business with a concentration in Marketing 

Why did you come to Purdue: My parents and I visited campus for the first time during spring break junior year of high school and I immediately fell in love with the campus and the vision of what my life could be like once I came here. 

Favorite Purdue tradition:  Grand Prix week

Top three influences at Purdue
  1. My advisor LeeAnn
  2. Studying abroad
  3. All the friends I’ve made through my clubs and extracurricular activities. 
Five words to describe Purdue: 
  • Home
  • Bold
  • Successful
  • Traditional
  • Family

Top five highlights of your career: 
  1. Going to regionals with the Western equestrian team
  2. Participating in Greek life
  3. Studying abroad 3 times
  4. Discovering my passion for the food industry
  5. Home basketball games
Something you wish you would have done at Purdue: studied abroad for a whole semester

Places you have been as a Purdue student: 
  • Ball Horticultural internship in Chicago
  • PURPAN study abroad in Toulouse France
  • Ireland study abroad
  • IHSA horse shows
Have to redo college in a major not in Ag: Sociology 

Favorite club/organization: Purdue Equestrian Team
Favorite Student-led event/initiative: BMOC

Favorite Purdue event: Grand Prix

Favorite place to study: The couches in the Union 

Over your career where were you most likely to be found on campus: The Union

Favorite spot on campus: Memorial Mall

Favorite thing about CoA: The close-knit feeling with the rest of the students

Favorite thing about AGEC: the success of people in the major

Favorite thing about your major: Learning about world trends

Favorite class: HIST 351, World War 2 history and FS 470; Wine appreciation

Favorite professor: Randy Roberts

Coolest project: Marketing project for AGEC 427

Three words to describe you: 
  • Funny
  • Adventurous
  • Proud
What are you passionate for: Horses, the food industry and Purdue basketball

What intrigues you about the Ag industry: the different ways food can be grown and sold (organic, grass-fed, etc.)

What motivates you: My family

Favorite quote: “Wherever you go, go with all your heart”

Personal Motto: Never stop pushing your comfort zone and experiencing new things

Where do you want to end up: I’d like to work for a food distribution company

Advice for underclassman: Study abroad – enough said!

Biggest takeaway from Purdue: Be proud of where you come from and savor every single day of college because you won’t believe how fast it goes by. 

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