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

Student Office Assistant

Mechanical Engineering


Hobbies: Trying new recipes, baking scones or other pastries, making & drinking tea, and hanging out with friends.

Purdue International Experience: I spent a semester abroad in Aotearoa New Zealand at the University of Canterbury in Spring 2023. During that time, I was lucky enough to be able to visit Australia and the Cook Islands (Rarotonga) as well. I am currently finishing up my global engineering minor and always looking for more opportunities to expand my global experiences.


Ally Garrard

President - Global Engineering Ambassadors

Biomedical Engineering


International Places of Interest: I’d like to visit more countries in Europe next time I’m abroad, such as Italy, Spain, and Denmark.

Hobbies: Swimming, skiing, working out, watching TV, hanging out with friends, playing with my dogs.

Purdue International Experience: In May of 2022, I studied abroad in Germany for a maymester with the ABE department. We studied industrial microbial use in biotechnology and visited many technical sites such as universities, breweries and wineries, companies, and research labs. This was my first time out of the country and I enjoyed it so much!


Benjamin Maxwell

Student Office Assistant

Mechanical Engineering


International Places of Interest: Spain or Peru

Hobbies: I enjoy playing piano, practicing karate, rock climbing, and cooking. I am also up for trying anything new that anyone wants to show me.

Purdue International Experience: I have spent two weeks abroad in Peru to visit family and have an interest in international cuisine.


Sean Nowak

Treasurer - Global Engineering Ambassadors

Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering


International Places of Interest: Scandanavia

Hobbies: Hiking and playing Tennis

Purdue International Experience: Short Term Study Abroad: Maymester in Stockholm, Sweden studying thermodynamics. Design Lead of EPICS Global Active Problem Solving team working with project partners in Barranquilla, Colombia.


Rose Sardina

Secretary - Global Engineering Ambassadors

Electrical engineering


International Places of Interest: Europe

Hobbies: Sports, Crafts, and Reading

Purdue International Experience: Traveled abroad to Canada, Spain, Portugal, and France.


Blake Wilson

Vice President - Global Engineering Ambassadors

Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering


International Places of Interest: Everywhere!

Hobbies: Longboarding, listening to music, hiking, and traveling.

Purdue International Experience: Maymester in Stockholm, Sweden