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Peer Counselors: Fall 2020

Our Peer Counselors are all current Purdue Engineering students that serve as the first line of communication for prospective students and families when they call, email, chat or virtually visit us. Our students are able to share their personal experiences and answer questions relating to student life, academics, and the transition to college.

Click on any of the names below to learn more about our students.

Aaron Katz
Aaron Katz

Hometown: Randolph, NJ
Year and Major: Senior, Construction Engineering & Management
Minor: Building Information Modeling
Campus Involvement: Former President of Beta Tau Honors Fraternity (currently a member); previously involved with Habitat for Humanity and IEEE

Alex Freriks
Alex Freriks

Hometown: Marietta, GA
Year and Major: Senior, Construction Engineering & Management
Minor: Construction Graphics
Campus Involvement: Purdue Jazz Bands, Admissions Ambassador, Intramural Sports, Construction Engineers of the Future

Andrew Lepore
Andrew Lepore

Hometown: North Wales, PA
Year and Major: Senior, Construction Engineering & Management
Minor:
Campus Involvement: Phi Kappa Alpha, Construction Engineers of the Future, Purdue University Dance Marathon

Cam Nau
Cam Nau

Hometown: Ashburn, VA
Year and Major: Senior, Industrial Engineering
Minor: Economics
Campus Involvement: Student Concert Committee (present), Purdue Orchestra (previous), Boiler Tracks Mentor (for incoming minority students, previous); Old Masters (previous), Internships with Department of Defense, UPS, and Deloitte (incoming Deloitte Full-Time Analyst)

Colin Mixon
Colin Mixon

Hometown: Indianapolis, IN
Year and Major: Senior, Electrical Engineering
Minor: Communications
Campus Involvement: NSBE (Corporate Relations Chair), OFE, College of Engineering Ambassadors

Crystal Huang
Crystal Huang

Hometown: Hunan, China
Year and Major: Junior, Material Science Engineering
Minor: Environmental and Ecological Engineering
Campus Involvement: Outing club, SWE, EPICS (previous), Phi Sigma Rho (previous), Dance All Out (previous), Research

Elizabeth Higgins
Elizabeth Higgins

Hometown: Nashville, TN
Year and Major: Senior, Chemical Engineering
Minor: Innovation and Transformational Change
Campus Involvement: Resident Assistant, Undergraduate Research, Club Softball, Armenian Club

Emmalee Severson
Emmalee Severson

Hometown: Westfield, IN
Year and Major: Senior, Industrial Engineering
Minor: Management, Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Campus Involvement: Purdue Engineering Student Council, Stempower, Boilermaker Consulting Group, Purdue Engineering Presidents' Council, Dean's Leadership Scholar Program, Women in Engineering Program (WIEP) volunteer, WIEP Mentees and Mentors Program, WE Link, Purdue CHAARG

Gabe Segura
Gabe Segura

Hometown: Miami, FL
Year and Major: Sophomore, Industrial Engineering
Minor: Computer Science; Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Campus Involvement: EPICS, Shreve Grand Prix, Alpha Kappa Psi (professional business fraternity), Purdue Rising Professionals (2020 Host)

Holly Curry
Holly Curry

Hometown: Indianapolis, IN
Year and Major: Senior, Environmental and Ecological Engineering
Minor:
Campus Involvement: EPICS, Society of EEE, WIEP, SWE, Engineers Without Borders, Intramural Basketball, Summer/Fall Internship at GRW, EEE Research (Water Filtration & Testing Devices), Study Abroad: EWB Bolivia, Climate Action Internship for the City of Lafayette, West Lafa

John King
John King

Hometown: Wheaton, IL
Year and Major: Junior, Electrical Engineering
Minor: Economics
Campus Involvement: PSPE, IEEE, Research (Power and Energy), College Mentors for Kids, Ultimate Club (Past)

Liz Bramer
Liz Bramer

Hometown: Hanover, IN
Year and Major: Junior, Nuclear Engineering
Minor: Engineering and Public Policy
Campus Involvement: Purdue Dance Marathon Logistics Committee, Purdue University Bands and Orchestras (Concert and Athletic), American Nuclear Society Purdue Chapter, Women In Nuclear Purdue Chapter, WIEP Mentees and Mentors, Office of Future Engineers Peer Counselor, Three

Matt Blount
Matt Blount

Hometown: Long Valley, NJ
Year and Major: Sophomore, Construction Engineering & Management
Minor:
Campus Involvement: Construction Engineers of the Future, CEMentors, Sports Analytics at Purdue, Delta Chi (previous)

Meena Mathur
Meena Mathur

Hometown: Long Island, NY
Year and Major: Junior, Industrial Engineering
Minor: Management; Six Sigma Certified
Campus Involvement: Alpha Chi Omega (Assistant VP of Philanthropy, Assistant VP of New Membership, current member), EPICS undergraduate TA, involved with WIEP Mentees and Mentors program, BGR (team leader, team supervisor), College Mentors for Kids, FYE Mentor

Namita Mekala
Namita Mekala

Hometown: Freemont, CA
Year and Major: Sophomore, Multidisciplinary Engineering - Visual Design Engineering
Minor: Product Lifecycle Management
Campus Involvement: WIEP Mentees and Mentors Program: Leadership Team (2020-22), Mentor (2019-20), and Mentee (2018-19); Purdue Raas: dancer (2018-19), Fundraising Chair (2019-2020), Dance2XS: dancer (2019-present), Jr. Secretary (2020), and Secretary (2020-21); Alpha Gamma

Priyanka Bhasker
Priyanka Bhasker

Hometown: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Year and Major: Junior, Computer Engineering
Minor: Economics
Campus Involvement: Research with Professor Alex Quinn that adopts AR/VR technologies as a means of tutoring; Teaching Assistant for CS159; Captain of Purdue's premier competitive Bollywood fusion dance team; previously an EDPS fellow

Riley Brown
Riley Brown

Hometown: Hudson, WI
Year and Major: Junior, Biomedical Engineering
Minor: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Campus Involvement: Research under Dr. Jacqueline Linnes working with point of care diagnostic devices; Intramural sports; GEARE; PSPE

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