Sharanye Pathanjali

Hometown: Fremont, CA
Student Classification: Junior
Major: Autonomy and Control


Why did you choose Aeronautics and Astronautics?
I chose AAE because AAE was the best combination to all my favorite subjects in high school. And the AAE field seems super exciting to be in and make an impact in the team..

Best event or organization you’ve participated in within AAE?
Volunteering at Purdue Space Day was great and an opportunity to share aerospace to younger kids.

Best event or organization you’ve participated in outside of AAE?
With the dance team I was on, I performed at the Diwali Show. And that was super fun and exciting as I love to dance.

Why did you want to be an AAE Ambassador?
I want to be an AAE ambassador because I want to share my passion for aerospace and share my love for this school to prospective students and families.

Favorite place on campus?
the reading room in walc

Favorite class you’ve taken thus far and why?
Favorite class so far is AAE 301 (Signals and Systems) because I learned interesting and important concepts.

What is one piece of advice you would give to a potential AAE student?
Since AAE is not the easiest major, you will make mistakes but never give up because at the end it will all be worth it.

Who is someone you look up to in the Aero/Astro industry and why?
I look up to Sirisha Bandla because she has achieved so much at a young age and I hope to be like her one day.

What motivates you to succeed?
My future motivates me to succeed and continue to persevere.

What is your ultimate career goal?
I hope to work on a big aerospace project in a large company.

What do you like to do when you’re not studying/in the lab or classroom?
I like to cook, spend time with my friends, and explore.