Top five highlights of your career:
- Finding Agriculture
- Receiving the Jim Hick's Scholarship
- Becoming the Advertising Manager at The Purdue Exponent
- Becoming an AGEC 331 TA
- Obtaining my internship and accepting a full time offer with Elanco Animal Health
Something you wish you would have done at Purdue: Studied abroad for an entire semester
Places you have been as a Purdue student : Italy, Haiti (Summer 2016), Boston Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Louisville, Indianapolis
Favorite Company you interned for: Elanco Animal Health
Beef, Pork, Chicken, Seafood: BEEF
John Deere, Case, New Holland, Caterpillar: Run Like a Deere
Ford, Chevy, Dodge, Toyota: Chevy
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall: Fall
Planting, Growing, Harvest: Harvest
Baby, Weaned, Market, Reproducing: Market
Favorite thing you like about Agriculture: Being a part of something bigger than myself and having the ability to assist in feeding a hungry world
Where would you have gone to school if you couldn’t chose Purdue: Somewhere on a softball scholarship
Have to redo college in a major not in Ag: Is there any other major?
Favorite club/organization: Agricultural Economic Envoys
Favorite Student-led event/initiative: Love Your Melon
Favorite Purdue event: Ag Week!
Favorite dining court: Wiley
Favorite place to study: Krannert
Over your career where were you most likely to be found on campus: Walking my dog or at The Exponent
Favorite spot on campus: Co Rec
Favorite thing about AGEC: The faculty and staff and their willingness to go above and beyond for the students in this department
Favorite thing about your major: Feeling like I, as an individual, can make a difference in the lives of people all over the world.
Favorite class: I cannot name one... AGEC 430, 331, 330
Favorite professor: Dr. Freddie Barnard, hands down!
Coolest project: AGEC 430 Group Simulation
Three biggest accomplishments:
- Obtaining a job with Elanco Animal Health
- Receiving the Jim Hicks Scholarship
- Making the Dean's List
Three words to describe you: Competitive, Professional, Eager
What are you passionate for: I am passionate for making food more affordable, available and sustainable for a human population of over 9 Billion people by 2050 and ensuring that they have a life worth living.
What intrigues you about the Ag industry: The endless possibilities and solutions that it provides for solving world hunger.
What motivates you: My little sister
Favorite quote: The difference between the impossible and the possible, lies in a person’s determination. – Tommy Lasorda
Personal Motto: Be the Change
Accepted employment: Elanco Animal Health, Solutions Development Representative, location TBD
Where do you want to end up: Eventually in Indiana
Advice for underclassman: Get involved with this amazing college and always believe in yourself. Even when something seems impossible, it isn't. Chase your dreams.
Biggest takeaway from Purdue: My biggest takeaway from Purdue is that things do not always end up the way that you imagined they would, and that is okay. I came to Purdue to play softball and ended up here, in the College of Agriculture. Sometimes you just have to trust your instincts and they will lead you somewhere even bigger than you could have fathomed. I found myself hanging up my cleats and leaving a sports team, to join an insanely talented agriculture team of students committed to a cause far bigger than any game I have ever played in. Being in my position today is so humbling and I would not have changed a thing about my journey, that ultimately led me to the College of Agriculture.