21 Questions for Tim Brunner

1. What is your hometown? Fort Wayne, IN Brunner in Italy
(Fun Fact: Johnny Appleseed is buried there.)

2. Where did you go to high school? Bishop Dwenger High School

3. What is your major/concentration? Animal Sciences: Pre-Veterinary Medicine

4. What is your expected graduation date? May 2019 (after 1st year of vet school)

5. Why did you choose Purdue for undergrad? I was accepted to Purdue's Veterinary Scholar's program; it's close to home, and it has a big school feel.

6. What are your plans after graduation? Attend vet school at Purdue to pursue zoological medicine

7. What is your 'spirit animal?' Giraffe

8. What is your favorite organization joined at Purdue? A tie - Zoo club and Exotic club

9. What is your proudest achievement while at Purdue? Getting accepted to vet school through the Vet Scholars program as high school student

10. What has been your favorite class taken at Purdue? BIOL 221 - Microbiology with Dr. Thomas Walter Brunner with Kitten

11. What is your favorite Purdue tradition? The "IU Sucks" chant

12. What is the best thing about College of Ag? It's internationally recognized and offers great diversity in majors and people.

13. What is the best thing about the Department of Animal Sciences? The shared passion for animals.

14. What is the best on-campus study spot? Lynn Hall Library

15. What is your favorite place in town? Bruno's Pizza

16. What is the most important thing you've learned outside of the classroom? Time management - it's important to focus on school, but also to make time for yourself and friends without getting too caught up.

17. Where did you study abroad and what did you do?

  • Spring Break 2017: Explored the Italian Renaissance and its influence on the modern world in Venice, Italy Brunner with group

18. What internships/research activities have you participated in?

  • Summer 2017: Immunology research at Purdue Vet School
    Summer 2016:
    Nutrition research intern at Philadelphia Zoo

19. What is your favorite quote? "Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard." - Tim Notke (made famous by Kevin Durant)

20. What are your hobbies? Playing racquetball, hanging out with friends, and playing intramural sports: sand volleyball, indoor and outdoor soccer, and basketball

21. What advice would you give to incoming students? Focus on making connections with faculty members because it will help you down the road. Work on time management - make sure you are focusing on school enough to do well, but don't focus on school too much - be sure to take some time for yourself!

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