Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs Student Advisory Board

The IGPSA is comprised of student representatives from each program affiliated with the OIGP. The IGPSA collaborates across programs both professionally and socially. The IGPSA reps serve as liaisons to the OIGP Administration to assist students in their own programs in strengthening existing resources and in expanding their network. The IGPSA is involved in the planning of the annual Interdisciplinary Spring Reception.

The IGPSA is dedicated to the social justice mission of the OIGP in all of its efforts. This resonates throughout board interactions, decisions, planning, etc. The Graduate School’s Office of Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs (OIGP) at Purdue University promotes equity, respect, and social justice for all graduate students. The OIGP appreciates, celebrates, and promotes a diverse and inclusive environment for all of Purdue University.

African American Studies

Jasmine Jackson 


Research Interests: My areas of focus in my PhD program are American politics and public policy. My research interests include political knowledge and identity politics.

American Studies

Position Open 

Biomedical Sciences

Joseph (Joe) Fernandez


Comparative Literature

Shiyu Zhang


Research Interests: My research interest is contemporary Chinese war literature, especially about women in wartime and the development of cosmopolitan cities such as Shanghai and Hong Kong.

Computational Life Sciences

Abhi Umrawal

Ecological Sciences & Engineering

Position Open

Food Science

Sarah Corwin


Research Interests: Slowly digestible carbohydrates structure-function relationship, and their applications. I am also interested in research and product development within the food science field. In addition, I am a practicing clinical dietitian. 

Javier Estuardo Crus Padilla


Yifei Hou

Ingestive Behavior

Lissa Davis 

Interdepartmental Nutrition

Yue Qin


Research Interests: Maternal and offspring health in the life course

Yu Wang


Life Sciences (PULSe)

Veronica Heintz


Emma Lendy 


Amy Hutchinson


Public Health

Bhavani Gopalakrishnan


Women's Studies

Position Open

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