Exploratory Studies Explore. Discover. Decide

Cara Wetzel

Assistant Director

Office: Young Hall (YONG), 6th floor
Phone: (765) 494-0843


Chesterton, IN, and now West Lafayette, IN


B.S. Mathematics, Purdue University
M.S. Mathematics, Purdue University
A. S. Computer Technology, Purdue University

Licensed to teach grades 6-12 Mathematics


  • Academic Advisor in Organizational Leadership
  • Academic Advisor in Mathematics and Statistics
  • Academic Advisor in Exploratory Studies since 2008

Advice for the Future Boilermaker

Everyone will tell you that college is different than high school.  Listen to them!  You will have to work harder than you ever have before to achieve your goals.  Learn time management now and save yourself from being completely overwhelmed!  Purdue has so many things to offer outside the classroom—learn to manage your time so you can experience them! 

Fun Facts

  • I have two adorable children, Zoe and Charlie.  Three, if you count my husband! 
  • I came to Purdue as a student and never left—West Lafayette isn’t so bad!
  • I like puns—the dumber the better. 
  • I’ve been on Facebook for years—you can find me there!