Jenna Palka

Department: Lyles School of Civil Engineering

Title: Undergraduate Researcher


Jenna is an undergraduate student studying Civil Engineering as well as Spanish and Global Engineering at Purdue University. Beyond her academic interests, she is highly involved on campus and dedicated to serving her community. This passion for service and a strong desire to tackle societal grand challenges via engineering motivated her to connect with the Innovation Science Lab in early 2020.

Her work focuses on gap identification and analysis with respect to sociotechnical systems. She is currently collaborating with Romika Kotian to develop a holistic gap analysis process which may be leveraged to inform system transitions, especially in an international development context.