Welcome to the virtual Purdue University Graduate Diversity Open House! Please join these live sessions throughout the day (February 24th), 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EST), by clicking on the links below. Today, you will learn about the Purdue University Graduate School and many of the resources available to help you succeed as a graduate student. You will get to know Graduate School deans and staff as you learn more about admissions, funding, diversity initiatives, professional development for graduate students, and more. You’ll also hear the perspectives of graduate students representing a variety of departments at Purdue on how to prepare a graduate application. To get the most out of your day, be ready with your questions, and don’t hesitate to ask when you have the opportunity to do so. We’re here for you! Thank you for your interest in Purdue University!

Sessions will be recorded to view at a later date.


12:00 PM - 12:10 PM : Welcome from the Deans of Graduate School

Linda Mason, Dean

Thomas Atkinson, Associate Dean

12:10 PM - 12:50 PM : Dean's Perspective On Graduate School

Linda Mason, Dean of Graduate School

Julius Eason, Senior Manager, Office of Graduate Diversity Initiatives
Thomas Atkinson, Associate Dean of Graduate School

Dyane Roesel, Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions

 2:10 PM - 2:35 PM : Funding Your Education

Jenny Mattson, Fellowship Operations Administrator of Graduate School

 2:35 PM - 2:50 PM : Intro to Graduate Diversity Initiatives

Julius Eason, Senior Manager, Office of Graduate Diversity Initiatives 


3:10 PM - 4:00 PM 

Please select one of the workshops during this hour. Sessions will be recorded to view at a later date.

Zulaida Soto, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Biological Sciences

Odalys Torres-Luquis, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Comparative Pathiobiology

Kristos Negron, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Chemistry

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Ali Camara, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Biological Sciences

Mayra Rodriguez-Gonzalez, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources

Quintana "Quincy" Clark, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Agricultural Sciences Education and Communication

Xavier Ramos-Cardona, M.S. Student, Department of Comparative Pathiobiology


4:10 PM - 5:00 PM

Please select one of the workshops during this hour. Sessions will be recorded to view at a later date.

Arryn Blaine, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology

Eoghan McCroskey, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Entomology

Janiel Ahkin Chin Tai, Ph.D. Candidate, School of Health Sciences

Keturah Kiper, Ph.D. Candidate, School of Environmental Sciences

Ashlee Colbert, Ph.D. Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineeering

Héctor Rodríguez-Simmonds, Ph.D. Candidate, School of Engineering Education

Matias Kalaswad, Ph.D. Candidate, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Memoria Matters, Ph.D. Student, School of Engineering Education

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