Graduate Bridge Student Scholars

Graduate Bridge program scholars are students interested in pursuing a graduate education in STEM disciplines and who want to further hone their skills during a summer research program. Our Graduate Bridge scholars travel to Purdue from undergraduate institutions across the United States, including the 48 contiguous states, Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico.

The scholars bring with them cultural knowledge and experiences that add to the diversity we strive to promote on the Purdue campus. Colleges and departments are introduced to a diverse student population with great potential for graduate school success.

Student Scholars



Ernest Ytuarte

Aeronautical &   Astronautical Engineering

Shariana Ferrer-Nunez Political Science

Smriti Hoda


Jasmine Jackson

Political Science

Melaku Garsamo


Janiel Ahkin Chin-Tai

Interdisciplinary Life   Sciences (PULSe)


Daniel Bird

Forestry & Natural Resources
Brittni Echols Agricultural Economics
Trinity Johnson Agronomy
Eoghan McCroskey Interdisciplinary Ecological Sciences & Engineering
Conrrad Nicholls Interdisciplinary Life Sciences
Jonathan Weir Agricultural Economics
Janelle Cronin Interdisciplinary Ecological Sciences & Engineering
Ulyssa Hester Interdisciplinary Ecological Sciences & Engineering
Wynton Johnson Interdisciplinary Ecological Sciences & Engineering
Kanoe Perreira Communication
Guillermo Caballero Political Science
Carlos Salinas Mathematics