Hope Fortner


Mitchell, Indiana/Waverly, Tennessee


  • B.A. in Creative Writing, Purdue University
  • M.S. in Higher Education in Student Affairs, Purdue Global

Work Experience:

  • 21st  Century Scholarship Student Support Specialist, ScholarCorps, Purdue University
  • Associate Administrative Assistant, Aeronautics & Astronautics, Purdue University
  • Administrative Assistant, Art & Design, Purdue University
  • Academic Advisor for Human Development and Family Studies / Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences - Purdue University

Advice for Boilermakers:

Talking to new people can be nerve-wracking, but most people, even the ones who seem confident, are just as nervous as you. Taking the first step to speak with someone can give them the courage to do the same. The more you do it, the easier it becomes, so challenge yourself! Also, if you often have questions in class but feel too tongue-tied to ask it in front of everyone, try sitting in the very front of the classroom. You can't see many of your classmates looking at you when you speak then. As a final suggestion, seek out internships and experience while you're learning; building your skills will place you a step closer to reaching your professional dreams.

Fun Facts:

  • I have a major sweet tooth.
  • I adore stuffed animals; the more huggable, the better.
  • I love animals, especially cats and corgis, but if dragons were real, they would be my favorite.
  • I could spend all day in a candle store ... or at least until my sense of smell stops.


Academic Advisor, HDFS, SLHS

Email: hfortner@purdue.edu

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