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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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Andrea Pegg

Major: Biological Engineering
Year: Junior
International Places of Interest: Everywhere!
Hobbies: Dancing, Reading Books, Rowing and Learning!
Purdue International Experience: Pre-Freshman STEP program to China and Japan Summer 2017, Engineers Without Borders Assessment Trip to Bolivia Summers 2018 & 2019, Engineers Without Borders Member

Angela Zhang

Major: Mechanical Engineering Global Engineering Minor and Minor in Psychology
Year: Junior
International Places of Interest: Everywhere!
Hobbies: Travelling, hiking, photography, music and fashion.
Purdue International Experience: Greece SA: Ancient Greece Kenya SA: Engineering Teaching and Research with High School Learners Ecuador SA: Needs-Finding and Medical Device Design in Resource-Limited Settings Bolivia SA: EPICS-EWB Spain semester abroad 2020 Global Engineering Learning Community GEARE Engineers Without Borders cultural team design lead

Anna Poznyak

Major: Industrial Engineering (Expected)
Year: Junior
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.

Emily Dolny

Major: Industrial Engineering
Year: Junior
International Places of Interest: Spain, New Zealand, Croatia, Japan, and Singapore
Hobbies: Rowing, music, and reading
Purdue International Experience: Global Engineering Learning Community, China and Japan Study Abroad trips, upcoming semester abroad in Madrid, Spain.

Kavit Patel

Major: Computer Engineering
Year: Sophomore
International Places of Interest: Germany, Italy, Spain, UK, sub-Saharan Africa, and China
Hobbies: Traveling, playing tennis, going to the gym, and community service
Purdue International Experience: Would like to pursue the following study abroad in the near future: Introduction to Machine Learning and Pattern Recognition (Italy)

Linete Taina Alvarez

Major: Biomedical Engineering
Year: Sophomore
International Places of Interest: LEAP-SJTU (Long Term Engineering Abroad Program- Shanghai Jiao Tong University), LEAP Technical University of Denmark and traveling to third world countries.
Hobbies: Night runs/bikes, listening to alternative and latin music, bowling, dancing, salsa and bachata.
Purdue International Experience: Part of the Global Engineering Community and Intending to study abroad in Denmark with the GEARE program.

Shelby Hedges

Major: Nuclear Engineering
Year: Sophomore
International Places of Interest: Spain, Brazil, Mexico, Ecuador, Sub-Saharan Africa
Hobbies: Traveling, Photography, Cooking, Hiking, and Listening to Music
Purdue International Experience: Global Engineering Learning Community, presented at 2019 I2D Exposition, Research concerning Learning Center in Kenya

Thomas Giordano

Major: Industrial Engineering
Year: Senior
International Places of Interest: Brazil, Hong Kong, Italy and Singapore.
Hobbies: Listening to music and podcasts, playing soccer and reading books and news.
Purdue International Experience: Study Abroad semester in Hong Kong Spring 2019.

William Wehrfritz

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