Food Science Senior Spotlight - Malerie Kleiman

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Hometown: Greenfield, Indiana

Major: Food Science

Why did you choose Purdue Food Science: One of my high school teachers thought Food Science would be a good fit for me. I've always loved science, and combined with my passion for food, it is a perfect mix! Purdue's program is also unmatched!

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What made your Purdue experience great?: The people! From friends to classmates to professors, each one has made every day at Purdue special and memorable.

Favorite Purdue Tradition: The bell tower

Favorite club/organization: Shoemaker Cooperative

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Favorite spot on campus: Horticulture garden

Places you have been as a Purdue student: I had the opportunity to study abroad in France last summer and learned so much about the culture, history, and food! I've also traveled to Utah and Ohio for summer internships.

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Favorite thing about Purdue Food Science and/or the College of Agriculture: The small, tight-knit community within food science is unmatched, and the College of Ag presents so many opportunities for everyone.

Future plans after graduation: Upon graduation, I will begin my career with Nestle Purina in Davenport, Iowa as a Quality Management Development Associate. Long term, I hope to build a career that I am passionate about.

Advice for underclassmen: Take every opportunity you can. Get as involved as possible and focus on what you care about most.

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