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Michelle VanCamp

Michelle VanCamp

Hometown: San Francisco, California
Major / Minor: Chemistry-Biochemistry / Biology
Graduation: May 2016

What is your favorite thing about Purdue?

I love the sense of tradition Purdue has and the shared pride we all have to be called the Boilermakers.

What was your favorite class?

English 106. I learned how to analyze different types of texts, such as films and music videos, and identify the arguments within them. The class was really challenging at first, but by the end of the semester it was a lot of fun.

What is your career goal?

My goal is to earn a degree in chemistry and pursue a career in medicine by going to medical school and becoming a M.D. Later on, I would love to get a Ph.D so that I could perform basic medical research.

What would you tell prospective students about Purdue?

I would tell prospective students that although Purdue is a large school, they should not be intimidated by its size. After Boiler Gold Rush and your first few days of classes you'll found that Purdue is a very welcoming place.

What is the most interesting thing you’ve learned or seen as a tour guide at Purdue?

In 1949 an average of 17,000 people walked through the doors of the Purdue Memorial Union per day, making it the busiest building in Indiana.

What is your favorite spot on campus?

My favorite spot on campus is Academy Park. It's a great place to sit and work while also getting some fresh air.

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