Myah Sandlin finds her niche in ag marketing and photography

Name: Myah Sandlin

Hometown: Westfield, IN

Majors: Agricultural Business: Marketing Concentration

Minor: Photography  

Why did you come to Purdue: I wanted to go into the agricultural field after taking a botany class in high school. I cannot imagine going anywhere but Purdue for an undergrad in Agriculture!

Favorite Purdue tradition: Fountain runs!

Top three influences at Purdue: 

  • My friends
  • My study abroad experience
  • My cat

Top five memories of your time at Purdue:   

  1. Hammocking in the Clapping Circles between classes
  2. Getting full points on an art critique
  3. Taking exams at the University Church
  4. Watching Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse with a live orchestra
  5. Meeting amazing new friends

Myah in Iceland

Places you have been as a Purdue student:

I had the fantastic opportunity to study abroad during Fall 2022 in Copenhagen through DIS! While overseas I visited 8 countries as a Purdue student:

  • Denmark (Picture of my Copenhagen friends!)
  • Sweden
  • Amsterdam
  • Poland
  • Greece (me on Mount Lycabettus!)
  • Ireland
  • Hungary
  • Iceland (solo trip for a week!) (me on top of the Sólheimajökull glacier)

I was able to learn things from talented and kind professors and made some amazing friends too!

Myah in Greece

Favorite club/organization: Purdue EDM Club! I am on the marketing team, and it is always a bunch of fun, especially when we go to raves! (Picture of me below at our Subtronics trip in fall 2023)

Myah at Subtronics trip in 2023

Favorite student-led event/initiative: My favorite student-led event is the Rocky Horror Picture Show watching the PSUB puts on every Halloween season. Watching Rocky Horror has been a tradition I have done since high school and was able to introduce the tradition to my friends through the event!

Favorite Purdue event: AG WEEK! Milk Monday is the best.

Favorite place on campus/Favorite place to study:  I love studying in either the LGBTQ+ center on campus or the 2nd floor of Krannert near the windows!

Favorite thing about the College of Ag: My advisor LeeAnn Williams. She has been an amazing help through my years at Purdue and I cannot imagine getting through my academic planning without her. LeeAnn has made me feel heard as a student, and I never doubt her dedication to the College of Ag!

Favorite class: I had the opportunity to take an Urban Photography class in Copenhagen. The class helped me find a better understanding of my creative style of photography, learn from other cultures, and expand upon my own project.

Favorite teacher: Professor: Michael Strombeck! He was the professor for my Drawing 101 class and was the greatest professor I have had. He is an amazing artist as well as a fantastic teacher, fostering one of the best class environments I have been in at Purdue.

Three biggest accomplishments at Purdue: 

  1. Invited to 2021 Agriculture Future of America Leader's Conference in Kansas City, MO
  2. Making the Dean's List for 2022
  3. Photographing for the Purdue Chemical Engineering Marketing Team

Something about you that is not listed on your resume:   I love to crochet!

Future Plans: I want to eventually have a job that allows me to intertwine photography and agriculture! 

Advice for lower classmen: When you stop caring about how other people perceive you, you can truly be yourself.

Biggest takeaway from Purdue: The future is what you make it!