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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Elliot Bissman

Mechanical Engineering

Sophomore

Hobbies: Outside of college, I love to bake, make and drink tea, and watch movies with my friends!

Purdue International Experience: While I don’t have any international experience yet, I was a member of the Global Engineering Living Community my freshman year and am now a member of GEARE, looking forward to studying and working as an intern internationally. I am passionate about renewable energy and hope to use my degree and experiences to get a job abroad working in the energy sector.

Talia Beach

Multidisciplinary Engineering

Sophomore

International Places of Interest: anywhere and everywhere!

Hobbies: water coloring, roller skating, playing guitar, drawing, rowing, weightlifting

Purdue International Experience: I have not had the opportunity to travel as much as I've wanted, but it's been a goal of mine to broaden my horizons while in college and see more of the world. I plan to study abroad in my upcoming years at Purdue, and I'm thrilled to see where it takes me!

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Keme Etta

Civil Engineering w/Sustainable Engineering Minor

Junior

International Places of Interest: Everywhere

Hobbies: Running, Working out, Listening to music, and watching documentaries.

Purdue International Experience: Member of Global Engineering Learning Community; I have not studied abroad in college yet. Right before covid I was signed up for a Maymester in Singapore and I hope that the course is available again this year.

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Shelby Hedges

Industrial Engineering

Senior

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. This is Shelby's 3rd year as a global ambassador. She became involved with global engineering during her freshman year throught the global engineering learning community and related research the following semester. Her global experience relates to sub-Sahara Africa from her research and worldwide product demand from her 2021 summer internship.

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Andrea Pegg

Biological Engineering

Senior

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

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Linete Taina Alvarez

Biomedical Engineering

Junior

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.