Student Stories Stories

Katriel Marks

My Purdue View

Friday, May 31st, 2019

In high school, I kept coming back to the question, “What can I do that will improve lives in a meaningful way?” The answer, for me, seemed to lie in food — everyone has to eat. I visited Purdue, where I found out about the Molecular Agriculture Summer Institute and the World Food Prize Youth Institute, which I attended while in high school. That was the first time I met other students with passions similar to mine.

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Chelsea Maupin high fives a student in a Vietnamese classroom

My Purdue View

Friday, December 14th, 2018

Chelsea Maupin Major Sustainable food and farming systems, Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture Hometown Kokomo, Indiana I grew up gardening and have always loved state parks and environmental sciences. Testing water quality in the Wildcat Creek during the watersheds unit in eighth grade science was one of my favorite field trips. I found out…

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Marta Martin hits a tee shot

Student Close-Up: When a Golfer Studies the Green

Friday, April 27th, 2018

A Purdue golfer studying turf management and science must have an advantage on the course, right? Senior Marta Martin isn’t so sure. “I don’t think knowing how a plant grows or how they take care of it is going to help you,” she says, explaining that she learned how to read the grain of the…

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PhD student Brandon Allen receives an award from President Mitch Daniels

My Purdue View

Friday, April 27th, 2018

Brandon Allen PhD Program Agricultural Sciences Education and Communication Hometown Portsmouth, Virginia I worked for the USDA for about two years. I was asked to be the keynote speaker for Kentucky State’s Ag Discovery program in 2015. It helps non-traditional students like underrepresented minorities and women get exposure to agriculture. But the audience represented the…

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Sabrina Myoda holds a rutabaga in a field

My Purdue View

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

Sabrina Myoda Major Sustainable food and farming systems, Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture Hometown Wilmington, Delaware What really drew me to Purdue was my major: sustainable food and farming systems. I wanted something with a sustainable focus and an international emphasis, and it is a great fit. Along with my studies, one of the…

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