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Ola Wasel

Ola Wasel, from Alexandria, Egypt, is a doctoral student in Health Sciences. Her research topic is Assessing the Toxicity of Environmental Chemicals.

Why did you choose Purdue?

I chose Purdue for its growing public health and Environmental Health Sciences programs.

What is your favorite fact about Purdue?

Purdue has one of the largest international student bodies. Purdue has its own airport.

Career goal?

I would like to work as a consultant.

Where do you spend most of your time on campus?

Lilly Hall of Life Sciences and Purdue Village (Where I live).

What apps, software, or tools can’t you live without?

Facebook messenger and skype to easily keep in touch with family and friends. 

What’s your workspace setup?

My desk is in the corner of a laboratory. Beside my desk, is a bench where I do my experiments.

How do you recharge?

Watching food network, or Marie Knodo show on Netflix.

What are you currently reading, or what is the last thing you read?

The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements, by Sam Kean.

What do you listen to while you work? 

Quran, the Islamic verses or Arabic songs.

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What alums from this country are saying about their Purdue experience

Purdue University offered many crucial elements in shaping a high-quality foundation of academic, leadership, and social skills. At the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, I was part of a thriving research community, with a wide range of industry collaboration. This had a direct impact on developing valuable skills in identifying and pursuing innovative and challenging research ideas, which aim at addressing and solving real-world problems. Furthermore, Purdue University facilitated many networking opportunities, which provided a catalyst for building a growing number of collaboration efforts with many entities around the world.

Nesreen Ziedan

Nesreen I. Ziedan, Ph.D., AFRIN
Associate Professor and Acting Department Head
Computer and Systems Engineering Department
Faculty of Engineering
Zagazig University, Egypt

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