First Generation Boilermaker found her place at Purdue and in the world
Hometown: Mentone, Indiana
Major & Concentration: Agricultural Economics, Commodity Marketing Concentration
Minors or Certificates: Farm Management, Political Science, and History Minors
Why did you come to Purdue: I came to Purdue because of the outstanding agriculture program and an amazing first visit as a high schooler.
Favorite Purdue tradition: Singing “Hail Purdue” at every sporting event
Top three influences at Purdue:
- College of Agriculture
- AGEC Advisors
Top five memories of your time at Purdue:
- Football and Basketball games with my friends
- Spending a semester in Dublin, Ireland at University College Dublin studying and traveling
- Meeting some of my closest friends
- Serving as an Ag Ambassador and meeting so many prospective students
- Being in AGEC 296 and the learning community my freshman year
Places you have been as a Purdue student:
- Dublin, Ireland for semester abroad
- Internships in Toledo, Ohio with ADM and Amarillo, Texas with Cargill
Favorite club/organization: Ag Ambassadors
Favorite Student-led event/initiative: Moonlight Pancake Breakfast
Favorite Purdue event: Purdue Boys Basketball games
Favorite Social Activity: AGAD lawn events
Favorite place to study: Hicks Underground Library
Favorite spot on campus: Ag Mall
Favorite thing about CoA: The college of Agriculture gives off a feeling of a small community where you can meet everyone and create valuable relationships even at a large university. I also think the career fair hosted by the College of Agriculture is an amazing opportunity for students.
Favorite thing about your major: This major let me fully explore my interest in agriculture by taking a wide range of classes, which ultimately helped me decide on the commodity merchandising pathway I want to pursue after graduation.
Favorite class: POL 231
Favorite professor: David Atkinson
Coolest project: Hunger project in AGR 201
Three biggest accomplishments:
- Getting Internships with ADM and Cargill
- Dean’s List and Semester Honors every semester
- Being an Ambassador for the College of Agriculture
Where do you want to end up: I would like to end up in a long career doing something I am passionate about and enjoy.
Advice for underclassman: Be willing to take every opportunity you can, because you never know what could come of trying something new.
Biggest takeaway from Purdue: Stepping outside of my comfort zone and chasing exciting goals made my college experience amazing. Living in new places outside of Indiana was something I am not sure I would have done if I had not come to Purdue and met people who encouraged me to pursue some pretty cool opportunities that ultimately changed my life. Purdue will always be a special place full of amazing memories that I will always cherish.