1. What is your hometown? New Paris, IN (Fun
Fact: if you own a boat or camper it was probably manufactured in New Paris)
2. Where did you go to high
High School in Goshen, IN
3. What is your major/concentration? Animal Sciences-
Animal Agribusiness with a minor in Food and Agribusiness Management
4. What is your expected
graduation date? May 2017
5. Why did you choose Purdue for
undergrad? Couldn’t turn down the instate resources that Purdue offers- a
great agriculture program, great faculty in the College of Ag, and the
connections the College of Ag helps make for students with the Ag industry
6. What are your plans after
graduation? Animal pharmaceutical sales or educational work for a commodity
group association like beef, swine, corn, or soy
7. What is your ‘spirit animal?' Chipmunk
8. What is your favorite
organization joined at Purdue? Ag Council and Animal Science Ambassadors
9. What is your proudest
achievement while at Purdue? Being recognized for hard work and contributions by being awarded
Outstanding Junior in the College of Agriculture in April; being invited to
participate in the Experience Purdue Agriculture campaign to be used as a
recruitment tool for prospective students
10. What was your favorite class
taken at Purdue? ANSC 301-Animal Growth and Development because being able to
evaluate live animals in the lab was a great learning experience
11. What is your favorite Purdue
tradition? Spring Fest! Not only is it
a lot of fun, it’s also a great and inclusive way to bring people in the
community to campus to learn things about animals and agriculture that they
might not have experienced before.
12. What is the best thing about
College of Ag? Ag Week- the weather starts getting nice, it’s near the end of the
semester, it’s a fun time for students, and the initiative by the College of Ag
to hold the annual event is impressive.
13. What is the best thing about
Department of ANSC? The faculty. No matter who
you are or how long you’ve been here, they are always willing to help you
accomplish your goals, find and get jobs, and make you feel fulfilled in a way
that’s so much more than just learning from books.
14. What is the best on-campus
study spot? In the wintertime, the 3rd or 4th floor of
the Lilly Library- it’s very quiet and has big windows so you can see
outside. When the weather is warmer,
outside on the Union balcony- it’s shaded and just quiet enough.
15. What is your favorite place in
town? La Scala- highly recommend Sherri’s Pasta!
16. What is the most important
thing you’ve learned outside of the classroom? Your learning
doesn’t stop once you leave Purdue so it’s important to always be willing and
open to learning, even after graduation.
Also, real world experiences help you learn so much better than just
reading about things in books.
17. If you studied abroad, where
did you go/what did you do?
Spring Break 2016- Travelled to Florence, Parma, and Rome, Italy with the Food
Science Department and got to tour a pork processing factory and see how wine,
cheese, and balsamic vinegar are made.
18. What internships have you had?
Summer 2014 - Quality Assurance Intern at Indiana Packers
Summer 2015 - Producer Services Intern for the National Pork Board
Summer-Fall 2015 - Outreach Intern for the US Pork Center for Excellence
Summer 2016 - Companion Animal Sales Intern at Elanco Animal Health
19. What is your favorite quote? “Do small things
with great love.” - Mother Theresa
20. What are your hobbies? Livestock judging,
traveling, showing cattle, being outdoors, campfires
21. What advice would you give to
incoming students? Take every opportunity to get involved because once you do, you’ll
find something you’re passionate about, and as much as you let it, it will help
you grow in knowledge, experience, and in your abilities as a leader.