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We're here to connect you to Purdue and answer any questions you have about Purdue Women in Engineering. As current undergraduate women in engineering, we are your link to engineering, student life, and everything Purdue has to offer! We are dedicated to smoothing your transition into engineering and life at Purdue by answering your questions and sharing our knowledge with you. We'd love to answer any questions you have. Drop a note at our blog or contact us at

Ashley Devore, Environmental and Ecological Engineering

Ashley Devore

Hometown: Los Gatos, California

Ashley is involved in Phi Sigma Rho sorority, Mentees and Mentors program as a mentor, and the Environmental and Ecological Engineering Student Advisory Council. She enjoys reading, hanging out with friends and family, and swimming. Just recently she studied abroad in Sweden!

LilyAnn Peterson Gapinski, Industrial Engineering

LilyAnn Peterson Gapinski

Hometown: Mendota Heights, Minnesota

LilyAnn is a junior in Industrial Engineering from Mendota Heights, Mendota Heights, Minnesota. In addition to WELink, she has been involved with the Honors Engineering Learning Community, Purdue Society of Women Engineers, Boiler Gold Rush, and the Purdue Co-op program. In her free time, LilyAnn enjoys reading, working out, and spending time with her friends and family.

Marisa Hughes, Biomedical Engineering

Marissa Hughes

Hometown: Brownsburg, Indiana

Marisa is involved in Alpha Xi Delta sorority, Purdue Society of Women Engineers, and Boiler Gold Rush. In her free time she enjoys painting, hiking, and spending time with friends and family.

Allison Meyer, Mechanical Engineering

Allison Myer

Hometown: Raleigh, North Carolina

In addition to WELink, Allison is involved with Purdue Society of Women Engineers, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, WIEP M&M program and Phi Sigma Rho. In her free time, she enjoys photography, traveling and loves to play sports - especially tennis, running, biking and soccer.

Abby Trusler, Industrial Engineering

Abby Trusler

Hometown: Fishers, Indiana

Abby is involved in Kappa Alpha Theta Soroity, Institute of Industrial Engineers, intramural sports, and the Purdue ski and snowboard club. In her free time, Abby enjoys all things outdoors: hiking, water skiing, snowboarding, traveling, exploring, running, and playing sports.

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