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Miranda Jack

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Senior Academic Advisor 

Office: Young Hall (YONG), 6th floor
(765) 494-0843
E-mail: majack@purdue.edu


I was born in Albany, New York and moved to Denver, Colorado when I was ten. For graduate school, I moved to Valparaiso, Indiana, ended up meeting my husband, moved to West Lafayette so he could continue his education at Purdue, and never left.


B.A. English and Secondary Education, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
M.A. English and Communications with a TESOL Certificate, Valparaiso University


Prior to academic advising at Purdue, I taught higher education courses in English, Communications, Interdisciplinary Studies, and TESOL for over 8 years. I also have experience working in early childhood and K-12 classrooms.


PACADA Outstanding New Professional Award (2022)

NACADA Outstanding New Professional Award (2022)

Purdue BRAVO Award (2022)

Advice for the Future Boilermaker

  • Don't be afraid to ask for help.
  • Embrace and love who you are, and never forget where you came from and the people that helped you along the way.
  • Try new things. Be open to change and the different adventures that lie ahead. The unexpected journeys can be the most rewarding and can help you to understand yourself and the world around you more.
  • Take time every day to do something you love.

Fun Facts

  • I have three young daughters who have reminded me how fun everyday can be and have consumed my free time with all things Disney.
  • I love to travel around the world, and I think that researching and planning a trip is almost as fun as going.
  • I love watching and discussing movies, tv shows (especially period pieces), and reading fiction. I always take good recommendations!
  • I have spent my whole life on college campuses and wouldn't have it any other way!