Global Ambassadors

Global Ambassadors represent The Graduate School by sharing their experiences and stories as Purdue graduate students. Our Ambassadors have been sharing their stories from around the world since 2011. Below you can learn more about our Ambassadors by college or country.

Meet the Ambassadors

World map highlighting all of the Global Ambassadors' home countries.

Photo of Akane Ota

Akane Ota
Japan
College of Agriculture
Current Ambassador

Photo of Irma Adyatni

Irma Adyatni
Indonesia
College of Agriculture
Former Ambassador

Photo of Isaiah Mensah

Isaiah Mensah
Ghana
College of Agriculture
Current Ambassador

Photo of Lilian Ayala Jacobo

Lilian Ayala Jacobo
Paraguay
College of Agriculture
Former Ambassador

Photo of Luis Peña Lévano

Luis Peña Lévano
Peru
College of Agriculture
Former Ambassador

Photo of Nisal Herath

Nisal Herath
Sri Lanka
College of Agriculture
Former Ambassador

Photo of Roberto Manolio Valladao Flores

Roberto Manolio Valladao Flores
Brazil
College of Agriculture
Former Ambassador

Photo of Sherlene Brown

Sherlene Brown
Jamaica
College of Agriculture
Former Ambassador

Photo of Ankita Nikalje

Ankita Nikalje
India
College of Education
Former Ambassador

Photo of Deepti Tagare

Deepti Tagare
India
College of Education
Current Ambassador

Photo of Mohammad Shams Duha

Mohammad Shams Duha
Bangladesh
College of Education
Current Ambassador

Photo of Nokwanda Grava

Nokwanda Grava
South Africa
College of Education
Current Ambassador

Photo of Shamila Janakiraman

Shamila Janakiraman
India
College of Education
Former Ambassador

Photo of Wan Hee Kim

Wan Hee Kim
South Korea
College of Education
Former Ambassador

Photo of Anastasiia Vasiukhina

Anastasiia Vasiukhina
Russia
College of Engineering
Current Ambassador

Photo of Andres Porro Carvalhar

Andres Porro Carvalhar
Brazil
College of Engineering
Former Ambassador

Photo of Ata Ur Rehman

Ata Ur Rehman
Pakistan
College of Engineering
Current Ambassador

Photo of Ed (Audai) Theinat

Ed (Audai) Theinat
Jordan
College of Engineering
Current Ambassador

Photo of Claudia Benito Alston

Claudia Benito Alston
Spain
College of Engineering
Current Ambassador

Photo of Elena Robles-Molina

Elena Robles-Molina
Mexico
College of Engineering
Current Ambassador

Photo of Emeka Nwanochie

Emeka Nwanochie
Nigeria
College of Engineering
Current Ambassador

Photo of Juliana Pereira

Juliana Pereira
Brazil
College of Engineering
Current Ambassador

Photo of Meghavin Bhatasana

Meghavin Bhatasana
India
College of Engineering
Current Ambassador

Photo of Peyman Yousefi

Peyman Yousefi
Iran
College of Engineering
Current Ambassador

Photo of Sami Saleh Alghamdi

Sami Saleh Alghamdi
Saudi Arabia
College of Engineering
Former Ambassador

Photo of Valeria Andreoli

Valeria Andreoli
Italy
College of Engineering
Former Ambassador

Photo of Elizabeth Kielb

Elizabeth Kielb
United States
College of Health and Human Sciences
Current Ambassador

Photo of Hong Soon Kim

Hong Soon Kim
South Korea
College of Health and Human Sciences
Former Ambassador

Photo of Jenny Woo

Jenny Woo
United States
College of Health and Human Sciences
Former Ambassador

Photo of Krittikan Chanpaisaeng

Krittikan Chanpaisaeng
Thailand
College of Health and Human Sciences
Former Ambassador

Photo of Ola Wasel

Ola Wasel
Egypt
College of Health and Human Sciences
Current Ambassador

Photo of Aleksandra Swatek

Aleksandra Swatek
Poland
College of Liberal Arts
Former Ambassador

Photo of Alžbeta Hájková

Alžbeta Hájková
Slovakia
College of Liberal Arts
Former Ambassador

Photo of Anda Hirceaga

Anda Hirceaga
Canada
College of Liberal Arts
Former Ambassador

Photo of Christina Weiler

Christina Weiler
Germany
College of Liberal Arts
Former Ambassador

Photo of Robert Nyaga

Robert Nyaga
Kenya
College of Liberal Arts
Former Ambassador

Photo of Sweta Baniya

Sweta Baniya
Nepal
College of Liberal Arts
Former Ambassador

Photo of Alina Nesen

Alina Nesen
Ukraine
College of Science
Former Ambassador

Photo of Amr Ebaid

Amr Ebaid
Egypt
College of Science
Former Ambassador

Photo of Evidence Matangi

Evidence Matangi
Zimbabwe
College of Science
Former Ambassador

Photo of Israa Al-Qassem

Israa Al-Qassem
Jordan
College of Science
Former Ambassador

Photo of Maria Leonor Pacheco

Maria Leonor Pacheco
Venezuela
College of Science
Current Ambassador

Photo of Mavreen Tuvilla

Mavreen Tuvilla
Philippines
College of Science
Former Ambassador

Photo of Sabrina Fleming

Sabrina Fleming
Grenada
Krannert School of Management
Former Ambassador

Photo of Bolaji Adefolarin

Bolaji Adefolarin
Nigeria
Purdue Polytechnic Institute
Former Ambassador

Photo of Daniel Madrinan Chiquito

Daniel Madrinan Chiquito
Colombia
Purdue Polytechnic Institute
Current Ambassador

Photo of Thomas Fischer

Thomas Fischer
Germany
Purdue Polytechnic Institute
Former Ambassador

Photo of Mohammad Shams Duha

Mohammad Shams Duha
Bangladesh
College of Education
Current Ambassador

EducationUSA Advising Centers in Bangladesh

Photo of Andres Porro Carvalhar

Andres Porro Carvalhar
Brazil
College of Engineering
Former Ambassador

Photo of Juliana Pereira

Juliana Pereira
Brazil
College of Engineering
Current Ambassador

Photo of Roberto Manolio Valladao Flores

Roberto Manolio Valladao Flores
Brazil
College of Agriculture
Former Ambassador

EducationUSA Advising Centers in Brazil

Photo of Anda Hirceaga

Anda Hirceaga
Canada
College of Liberal Arts
Former Ambassador

EducationUSA Advising Centers in Canada

Photo of Daniel Madrinan Chiquito

Daniel Madrinan Chiquito
Colombia
Purdue Polytechnic Institute
Current Ambassador

EducationUSA Advising Centers in Colombia

Photo of Amr Ebaid

Amr Ebaid
Egypt
College of Science
Former Ambassador

Photo of Ola Wasel

Ola Wasel
Egypt
College of Health and Human Sciences
Current Ambassador

EducationUSA Advising Centers in Egypt

Photo of Christina Weiler

Christina Weiler
Germany
College of Liberal Arts
Former Ambassador

Photo of Thomas Fischer

Thomas Fischer
Germany
Purdue Polytechnic Institute
Former Ambassador

EducationUSA Advising Centers in Germany

Photo of Isaiah Mensah

Isaiah Mensah
Ghana
College of Agriculture
Current Ambassador

EducationUSA Advising Centers in Ghana

Photo of Sabrina Fleming

Sabrina Fleming
Grenada
Krannert School of Management
Former Ambassador

EducationUSA Advising Centers in Grenada

Photo of Ankita Nikalje

Ankita Nikalje
India
College of Education
Former Ambassador

Photo of Deepti Tagare

Deepti Tagare
India
College of Education
Current Ambassador

Photo of Meghavin Bhatasana

Meghavin Bhatasana
India
College of Engineering
Current Ambassador

Photo of Shamila Janakiraman

Shamila Janakiraman
India
College of Education
Former Ambassador

EducationUSA Advising Centers in India

Photo of Irma Adyatni

Irma Adyatni
Indonesia
College of Agriculture
Former Ambassador

EducationUSA Advising Centers in Indonesia

Photo of Peyman Yousefi

Peyman Yousefi
Iran
College of Engineering
Current Ambassador

EducationUSA Advising Centers in Iran

Photo of Valeria Andreoli

Valeria Andreoli
Italy
College of Engineering
Former Ambassador

EducationUSA Advising Centers in Italy

Photo of Sherlene Brown

Sherlene Brown
Jamaica
College of Agriculture
Former Ambassador

EducationUSA Advising Centers in Jamaica

Photo of Akane Ota

Akane Ota
Japan
College of Agriculture
Current Ambassador

EducationUSA Advising Centers in Japan

Photo of Ed (Audai) Theinat

Ed (Audai) Theinat
Jordan
College of Engineering
Current Ambassador

Photo of Israa Al-Qassem

Israa Al-Qassem
Jordan
College of Science
Former Ambassador

EducationUSA Advising Centers in Jordan

Photo of Robert Nyaga

Robert Nyaga
Kenya
College of Liberal Arts
Former Ambassador

EducationUSA Advising Centers in Kenya

Photo of Elena Robles-Molina

Elena Robles-Molina
Mexico
College of Engineering
Current Ambassador

EducationUSA Advising Centers in Mexico

Photo of Sweta Baniya

Sweta Baniya
Nepal
College of Liberal Arts
Former Ambassador

EducationUSA Advising Centers in Nepal

Photo of Bolaji Adefolarin

Bolaji Adefolarin
Nigeria
Purdue Polytechnic Institute
Former Ambassador

Photo of Emeka Nwanochie

Emeka Nwanochie
Nigeria
College of Engineering
Current Ambassador

EducationUSA Advising Centers in Nigeria

Photo of Ata Ur Rehman

Ata Ur Rehman
Pakistan
College of Engineering
Current Ambassador

EducationUSA Advising Centers in Pakistan

Photo of Lilian Ayala Jacobo

Lilian Ayala Jacobo
Paraguay
College of Agriculture
Former Ambassador

EducationUSA Advising Centers in Paraguay

Photo of Luis Peña Lévano

Luis Peña Lévano
Peru
College of Agriculture
Former Ambassador

EducationUSA Advising Centers in Peru

Photo of Mavreen Tuvilla

Mavreen Tuvilla
Philippines
College of Science
Former Ambassador

EducationUSA Advising Centers in Philippines

Photo of Aleksandra Swatek

Aleksandra Swatek
Poland
College of Liberal Arts
Former Ambassador

EducationUSA Advising Centers in Poland

Photo of Anastasiia Vasiukhina

Anastasiia Vasiukhina
Russia
College of Engineering
Current Ambassador

EducationUSA Advising Centers in Russia

Photo of Sami Saleh Alghamdi

Sami Saleh Alghamdi
Saudi Arabia
College of Engineering
Former Ambassador

EducationUSA Advising Centers in Saudi Arabia

Photo of Alžbeta Hájková

Alžbeta Hájková
Slovakia
College of Liberal Arts
Former Ambassador

EducationUSA Advising Centers in Slovakia

Photo of Nokwanda Grava

Nokwanda Grava
South Africa
College of Education
Current Ambassador

EducationUSA Advising Centers in South Africa

Photo of Hong Soon Kim

Hong Soon Kim
South Korea
College of Health and Human Sciences
Former Ambassador

Photo of Wan Hee Kim

Wan Hee Kim
South Korea
College of Education
Former Ambassador

EducationUSA Advising Centers in South Korea

Photo of Claudia Benito Alston

Claudia Benito Alston
Spain
College of Engineering
Current Ambassador

EducationUSA Advising Centers in Spain

Photo of Nisal Herath

Nisal Herath
Sri Lanka
College of Agriculture
Former Ambassador

EducationUSA Advising Centers in Sri Lanka

Photo of Krittikan Chanpaisaeng

Krittikan Chanpaisaeng
Thailand
College of Health and Human Sciences
Former Ambassador

EducationUSA Advising Centers in Thailand

Photo of Alina Nesen

Alina Nesen
Ukraine
College of Science
Former Ambassador

EducationUSA Advising Centers in Ukraine

Photo of Elizabeth Kielb

Elizabeth Kielb
United States
College of Health and Human Sciences
Current Ambassador

Photo of Jenny Woo

Jenny Woo
United States
College of Health and Human Sciences
Former Ambassador

EducationUSA Advising Centers in United States

Photo of Maria Leonor Pacheco

Maria Leonor Pacheco
Venezuela
College of Science
Current Ambassador

EducationUSA Advising Centers in Venezuela

Photo of Evidence Matangi

Evidence Matangi
Zimbabwe
College of Science
Former Ambassador

EducationUSA Advising Centers in Zimbabwe

Featured Ambassador Stories

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Tips for Life as a Grad Student

Global Ambassador, Deepti Tagare, shares her top tips for surviving life as a graduate student.

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Nearby Walking Trails

Indiana has beautiful parks all across the state, and there are quite a few options very close to Purdue’s campus.

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Getting the Most Out of Your Graduate School Experience

This Ambassador Story is to present some tips to graduate students to gain the most out of their journey at graduate school.

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