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Small Town Boilermaker stepped out of her comfort zone to take advantage of every opportunity  

Kendra Personett  

Hometown: Royal Center, IN  

Major & Concentration: Agricultural Economics with a concentration in Public Policy and Pre-Law 

Why did you come to Purdue: People, places, and opportunities. The people you meet will change your life even in the smallest way. Purdue provides many opportunities and you are able to travel to a variety of places that best fit you.  

Favorite Purdue tradition: Sledding down Slayter Hill  

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Top three influences at Purdue 

  1. Ag Econ Department 
  2. My Professors 
  3. My Friends 

Top memories of your time at Purdue 

  • Sledding down Slayter Hill
  • Going to football and basketball games 
  • Late night walks to get Insomnia Cookies 

Internships & Travels:   

  • Internship at the Cass County Prosecutor’s Office 
  • National 4-H Conference Facilitator
  • Internship with Cass County Purdue Extension Office 

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Favorite club/organization: Purdue Farm Bureau  

Favorite Student-led event/initiative: Ag Week  

Favorite Purdue event: Attending Football Games 

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Favorite Social Activity: The Ice Cream Social  

Favorite place to study: ABE Building 

Favorite spot on campus: The Union  

Favorite thing about CoA: CoA provides so many different opportunities and allows you to step out of your comfort zone.  

Favorite thing about your major: The favorite thing about my major is that there are a variety of paths you are able to take in the future and it has shown me my passions.  

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Favorite class: AGRY 105 

Favorite professor: Todd Kuethe  

Coolest project: My Research Project  

Three biggest accomplishments: Was a facilitator for the National 4-H Conference, Graduating in 3 years, Obtaining Internships each Summer  

Things on your resume not listed above: I was apart of the Issues 360 Program.  

Accepted Employment: I'll be working on my master's degree from Purdue in Legal Studies while working in the Cass County Prosecutor's Office as the Criminal Misdemeanor and Level 6 Felony Paralegal.

Advice for underclassman: Step out of your comfort zone, meet new friends, explore new places, and just have FUN!  

Biggest takeaway from Purdue: It’s okay to change and grow during your time at Purdue even if that means changing your life goals mid way through college.