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Student Ambassadors

Becoming a GEP Ambassador is competitive and will require a resume, an application, and an interview by GEP Staff. As our Ambassadors graduate or move on to other activities, we will make a call for new applications.

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Aakash Aakash Kumar Gupta

Major: Electrical and Computer Engineering, Economics
Year: Junior
International Places of Interest: India, Dubai, China, Europe
Hobbies: Traveling, reading, playing guitar, soccer, and coding
Purdue International Experience: I love traveling and have participated in the Global Entrepreneurship Study Abroad Program in China and Hong Kong during May 2015.

Alexandra Dukes

Major: Aeronautics and Astronautics Engineering
Year: PhD
International Places of Interest: Netherlands, Germany
Hobbies: Professional Practice Ambassadors, Rocket Club, hiking, traveling, sports
Purdue International Experience: Participating in a NASA Maymester Program comparing the flight test practices between the U.S and Europe which focus on the NASA X-plane program.

Anna Poznyak

Major: Industrial Engineering (Expected)
Year: Freshmen
International Places of Interest: The Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, Japan, the United Kingdom, and Switzerland
Hobbies: Running, swimming, rock climbing, playing volleyball, art, reading, and making crazy tea variations
Purdue International Experience: A member of the Global Engineering Learning Community.

Annelise Berghoff

Major: Mechanical Engineering
Year: Junior
International Places of Interest: India, France, Cameroon
Hobbies: Travel, swimming
Purdue International Experience: India Spring Break Trip 2016

Ashwati Das

Major: Aeronautics and Astronautics
Year: Graduate School

Celine Chang

Major: Biological Engineering
Year: Sophomore
International Places of Interest: Everywhere! But Taiwan is always going to be my favorite.
Hobbies: Singing, playing the piano, reading, cats
Purdue International Experience: Experiencing German Engineering Summer 2016, GEARE (plan to study abroad in German or Switzerland Spring 2018). Also lived in Taiwan for ten years before coming to America sophomore year of high school.

Elena Van Hove

Major: Electrical Engineering
Year: Sophomore
International Places of Interest: Germany, Iceland, Austria, Switzerland, Thailand
Hobbies: Hiking, rock climbing, drawing, physics, traveling, exploring
Purdue International Experience: Colombia Food Security and Sustainability Maymester Summer 2016. Uganda Trip for Engineers without Borders during August 2016. Has also been to Germany, Austria, Italy, France, and Tunisia in the past.

Marissa Cadavid Berns

Major: Industrial Engineering
Year: Masters
International Places of Interest: Colombia, Peru, Chile, Argentina and Europe
Hobbies: Traveling, cooking and baking, listening to music, and meeting new people
Purdue International Experience: Spring 2015 semester I studied abroad in Medellin, Colombia and performed and internship in Rionegro, Colombia during the summer of 2015.

Marissa Smith

Major: Industrial Engineering (Expected)
Year: Freshmen
International Places of Interest: I have a strong interest in working in developing nations.
Hobbies: Running, playing the ukulele, and being a member of the Navigators
Purdue International Experience: A member of the Global Engineering Learning Community.

Samuel Albert

Major: Aeronautical Engineering
Year: Junior
International Places of Interest: Colombia, Ecuador, Spain, and New Zealand
Hobbies: Running, playing drums and piano, listening to music and going to concerts, playing Wallyball
Purdue International Experience: Studied abroad in Cartagena, Colombia for 6 weeks during summer 2015 and traveled to Quito, Ecuador in January 2016 as the project manager of a global EPICS team.

Thomas Giordano

Major: Industrial Engineering (Expected)
Year: Freshmen
International Places of Interest: Italy, Spain, Germany, sub-Saharan Africa, Colombia, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Japan
Hobbies: Playing ukulele, reading books, soccer, go-karting, flight simulator, going to the gym and watching TV.
Purdue International Experience: A member of the Global Engineering Learning Community.

Varsha Ganapathy

Major: Materials Science and Engineering
Year: Senior
International Places of Interest: I absolutely love traveling and though I want to travel all around the world, I am especially interested in visiting South America, Europe, and Australia.
Hobbies: Playing viola, traveling,working out,reading, volunteering, cooking, and watching tv.
Purdue International Experience: I haven't had a Purdue international experience yet but I have visited the United Kingdom, Germany, United Arab Emirates,India, Singapore,and Canada.

William Wehrfritz

Major: Biomedical Engineering (Expected)
Year: Freshmen
International Places of Interest: China, Taiwan, Britain, Russia, Indonesia, Japan
Hobbies: Playing football, lacrosse, traveling, automotive racing, and landscaping.
Purdue International Experience: Was a member of the Global Engineering Learning Community, but plans on participating in the GEARE program in China or the United Kingdom.

Zachary Esteron

Major: Electrical Engineering
Year: Sophomore
International Places of Interest: Japan
Hobbies: Soccer, traveling and learning
Purdue International Experience: Traveled abroad before coming to Purdue.