Developed from a very wide variety of experiences; found a supportive community wherever she went, and she traveled much

Name: Anna Long

Hometown: Overland Park, KS

High School: Spring Hill High School

Major: Sales & Marketing 

Why did you come to Purdue: I loved how friendly everyone was and I thought campus was beautiful! 

Favorite Purdue tradition: Riding the Boilermaker Special on Fridays with friends.


Top influence at Purdue:

  • "Take your dreams and multiply them times 10. That's how big your dreams should be." *Dean Phillips * 

Five words to describe Purdue:

  • Home
  • Tradition
  • Friends
  • Grateful
  • Thankful

Top five highlights of your career:

  1. Traveling to Austria for a conference
  2. Studying abroad for a semester
  3. Two amazing internships
  4. Joining Sigma Alpha
  5. Joining the AGEC Envoys

Something you wish you would have done at Purdue: I wish I would have TA'ed for a class.

Places you have been as a Purdue student:

  • 14 different countries while studying abroad in Ireland
  • Austria for a conference
  • Kansas City for AFA
  • Iowa for an internship
  • Indianapolis for an internship
  • It brought me here to Indiana! – for school

Have to redo college in a major not in Ag: Education or Pre-Dental 

Favorite club/organization: AGEC Envoys

Favorite Student-led event/initiative: Hog Roast 

Favorite Purdue event: PURDUE BASKETBALL!!!!

Favorite place to study: 2nd floor Krannert 

Over your career where were you most likely to be found on campus: 2nd floor Krannert

Favorite spot on campus: Rooftop Garden 

Favorite thing about CoA: We all have a common goal/purpose to provide for others and to make the world a better place

Favorite thing about AGEC: How it feels like family

Favorite thing about your major: The people I take classes with and the professors that teach it 

Favorite class: Sophomore Seminar with LeeAnn Williams

Favorite professor: All of them. They have shaped me into who I am today. **Thank you**

Coolest project: Honors Wellbeing Research Study 

Three biggest accomplishments:

  1. Studying abroad for a semester
  2. Interning with Monsanto
  3. Interning with Elanco

Things on your resume not listed above: Avid reader, Animal Lover, No Filter

Three words to describe you: Passionate, Spontaneous, Hard-Working

What are you passionate for: I am passionate about making people happy, and truly getting to know people.

What intrigues you about the Ag industry: I love how there are so many different roles in the industry, and we are all working on different things, but there is one common goal that we are all striving for.  

Favorite quote: "Exercise gives you endorphins, and endorphins make you happy. Happy people just don't kill their husbands... They just don't!" -Legally Blonde

Personal Motto: Shoulders back, smile, and finish strong.

Where do you want to end up: Buying or selling protein products for a major company. 

Advice for underclassman: GET INVOLVED!!! 

Biggest takeaway from Purdue: I am capable of accomplishing anything that I set my mind to.


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