Emily Fekete, a senior majoring in Natural Resources Planning and Decision Making with a minor in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, and a minor in Environmental Politics and Policy. She is from Michigan City, IN.
Emily interned the summer of 2015 at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reviewing pathogen removal practice literature. She spent her internship reading scientific papers and working with a grant tracking database.
At Purdue, Emily is a member of Purdue Crew as a Varsity Men's Coxswain.
Alanie Hooton, a senior from Osgood, IN, majoring in Agricultural Engineering with a minor in Mechanical Engineering and Environmental Policy.
Alanie interned the summer of 2015 at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics Risk Assessment Team. She used online data from EPA, OSHA, and production companies to create graphs and tables. She combiled data and any additional findings into a word document, and edited and summarized this data to its final format.
Alanie stated, "This was a great internship program. I know some students that didn't apply because it was unpaid. After talking with them and sharing my experience those two months in D.C., I feel I received greater rewards. You get to meet so many people in D.C. (federal employees, interns in and out of EPA, and even the EPA Administration) that all have such huge goals that really inspire and push you to seek better opportunities for yourself."
She is a member of Engineers for a Sustainable World, the National Society of Leadership and Success, the Purdue Society of Professional Engineers, and an Agricultural and Biological Engineering Ambassador.
Lindsey Hummel, a senior majoring in Natural Resources and Environmental Science and in Spanish. She is from Indianapolis, IN.
Lindsey interned the summer of 2015 at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Air and Radiation, Clean Power Partnership Division, State and Local Branch, Energy and Industrial Branch. She helped with different EPA programming initiatives such as drafting web and newsletter materials, and writing summaries on market reports.
She stated, "I'm glad I was given this opportunity. It allowed me to speak with others and network with people. It's a great opportunity for students to pursue their interest while they might not be able to afford to do so otherwise."
Lindsey is a President of the Purdue Environmental Science Club. She is a Student Ambassador for the Eco-Reps@ Purdue.
Marshall Perkins, is a junior from Wolcottville, IN, majoring in Agribusiness and with a major in Crop Science. He interned the summer of 2015 in the office of U.S. Congressman Marlin Stutzsman, Third District. He worked as a congressional intern supporting the needs of permanent staff members and learning about the federal legislature process experientially.
Marshall stated, "Public Policy is applicable to all walks of life and working and living in D.C. even for a summer is a great experience to get out of your element if you're from the rural midwest, The internship far exceeded expecations. From the friends and professional connections I was able to make to the office staff that will now be able to served as a strong foundation when searching for future work on the hill. This summer was fantastic."
Marshall is involved with the Purdue Cooperative Council as Vice President of Men's Recruitment, a Chapter Secretary for Collegiate Farm Bureau, a host with Purdue Old Masters, a House Manager at Marwood Cooperative, a Purdue Conduct Board Member with the Fraternity, Sorority, and Cooperative Life Community Standards Board, and a member of the Indiana Association of Agicultural Educators.