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Global Ambassador: Evidence Matangi

Evidence graduated from Purdue with a PhD in Statistics. During his time at Purdue, he analyzed Climate Time Series through modeling and methodology in order to make the complexity of atmospheric and climate data usable for decision making and prediction.

Read more about Evidence's experience in graduate school below. Please note: Evidence provided these answers while he was still a graduate student at Purdue.

Ambassador Q & A (Questions and Answers)

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Why did you choose Purdue?

It was a scholarship placement. 

Career goal?

Research consultant and professor.

Favorite fact about Purdue?

It is the home of astronauts, like Neil Armstrong.

Three words that best describe your work?

Prediction, consulting, collaboration

If you have free time, how do you choose to spend it?

Family time, reading Christian material, watching movies.

What’s your best time-saving shortcut or life hack?

Reading while riding on bus.

What everyday thing are you best at? Why is this?

Engaging my family while still focusing on my work. It's something I am learning and cherishing a lot.

How do you recharge physically and/or mentally?

Sleep and watch movies

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?

Engage faculty as much as possible.

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