DUAL CAREER - Candidate Bios

Faculty Dual Career and Relocation Services connects with community employers, as well as internal hiring units, to create a network for the pipeline of talent brought to the area by dual career partners. If interested in learning more about one of our Dual Career partners, please call 765-496-6642 or email partner@purdue.edu.

Sneha Chatterjee

Sneha Chatterjee has six years of laboratory experience in molecular biology, genetic engineering, microbiology and analytical chemistry with a Master of Science in biotechnology (professional). She has several years of experience as a researcher at a national laboratory and a major drug corporation R&D. She is seeking a position in pharmaceutical R&D, preferably but not limited to analytical chemistry, genetics, gene therapy, drug design and molecular biology.

Akhila Kingsly

Akhila Kingsly has a Master's degree in chemistry with six years of laboratory experience in biochemical analysis, phytochemical extraction techniques and chemical analysis of plant based compounds. She is seeking opportunities where she can apply her experience and knowledge as a research technician.

Junli Liu

Junli Liu has more than 20 years of experience in chemical engineering, renewable energy/fuel, environmental engineering and nanotechnology with a PhD in agriculture and biological engineering. He is seeking a position where he can use his expertise as research engineer/scientist and process engineer in new project development, process control/optimization, etc.

Andrea Morris

Andrea Morris has 15 years of experience in the fields of agriculture, higher education, education abroad, marketing, writing, entrepreneurship and small business ownership. She has a Master's degree in student affairs administration. Her key skills and characteristics include creative problem-solving, collaboration, project management, design, strong communication and strength of purpose. Andrea is interested in working in the agriculture, technology, education, small business or start-up sectors. View her portfolio of work at andreamorris-portfolio.com.

Lara Balian

Lara Balian has a master’s degree in public health from the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill and more than five years’ experience in public health research and project management, specializing in behavior change, health communication and digital health. She has worked on a variety of health topics including nutrition, cancer prevention and aging. In addition to her training in research, intervention design, and program planning and evaluation, Lara also has experience in graphic design, user experience research and content strategy. She is seeking a position where she can use this unique combination of skills to support social and health related research and outreach.

Serap Emir

Serap Emir is a self-motivated and enthusiastic professional who has prior experience of maintaining existing client relationships and also generating new ones. She is an engaging and persuasive communicator, as well as a goal oriented, results driven, and focused individual.

Michelle Gorin

Michelle Gorin is a marketing and communication professional with more than 20 years' experience with corporate organizations and higher education. She has a bachelor's degree in English from Centre College and a master's degree in organizational leadership from Western Kentucky University. She has also earned certificates in instructional design, Google AdWords and social media management. Throughout her career, she has coordinated the development of student and faculty profiles, news releases, websites, landing pages, social media accounts, videos and CRM email communications. Michelle is interested in awareness campaigns, recruitment and retention with data-informed strategies.

Geoffrey Kanani

Jeff Kanani has a PhD in organizational leadership and public policy. His research focus is in international programs in education. He has more than 10 years of experience in teaching organizational leadership and qualitative research, including design, management and innovation. He has been teaching qualitative research as an adjunct faculty at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Washington, DC. He is seeking a position where he can utilize his skills and expertise in research and teaching.

Asefeh Kardgar

Asefeh Kardgar is a PhD student in technology at Purdue Polytechnic Institute, Purdue University. She completed two master’s programs, one in computer graphics technology (2014-2017) at Purdue University and the other one in linguistics (2009-2011) in Iran. She worked for five semesters as a teacher assistant for the undergraduate course of Design Thinking in Technology at Purdue Polytechnic Institute. Asefeh’s research interests are infographics and data visualization. She is seeking a position where she can using her linguistics and computer graphics expertise.

Sulaiman Lalani

Sulaiman Lalani has more than 30 years of versatile experience in industries that include media, services, manufacturing and trading. He is highly experienced in creating business plans, sales and marketing, operations, budget preparation and monitoring, product launches, brand positioning and repositioning, research, media buying, consumer promotions, developing relationships, strengthening corporate identity and ensuring profitability. Sulaiman has worked for the largest media group in Pakistan, served as head of marketing/product management, and launched three new TV channels throughout his career. He is seeking an opportunity to grow his career in the Greater Lafayette area.

Jake Lambert

Jake Lambert has 16 years of experience as a graphic designer for companies such as Stanley Tools, Bosch Tools and Horizon Hobby. The majority of his experience has been working in the engineering departments for these companies as a technical illustrator/writer, creating instruction manuals for their products. He also has 10 years’ experience managing teams of graphic designers and technical writers. Management responsibilities included hiring; creating design standards and manual production processes; and coordinating with product developers, engineers, marketing department, compliance department, language translators, and overseas factory managers to meet production deadlines. Jake has a bachelor of arts with an emphasis in graphic design. He is seeking a technical illustration/graphic design position which can include technical writing and management duties.

Andrea Morris

Andrea Morris has 15 years of experience in the fields of agriculture, higher education, education abroad, marketing, writing, entrepreneurship and small business ownership. She has a Master's degree in student affairs administration. Her key skills and characteristics include creative problem-solving, collaboration, project management, design, strong communication and strength of purpose. Andrea is interested in working in the agriculture, technology, education, small business or start-up sectors. View her portfolio of work at andreamorris-portfolio.com.

Lara Balian

Lara Balian has a master’s degree in public health from the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill and more than five years’ experience in public health research and project management, specializing in behavior change, health communication and digital health. She has worked on a variety of health topics including nutrition, cancer prevention and aging. In addition to her training in research, intervention design, and program planning and evaluation, Lara also has experience in graphic design, user experience research and content strategy. She is seeking a position where she can use this unique combination of skills to support social and health related research and outreach.

Nicholas Bertling

Nicholas Bertling has 25 years of professional experience as a musician, recording engineer and instrument repair and restoration specialist. He has worked as a drummer, singer, bassist and guitarist in national touring acts for several years. Nicholas has mixed records for worldwide release with a musically diverse client base. He has also worked as a drum restoration specialist for several high profile clients. He is seeking a position where he can integrate his skill set of professional audiovisual presentation, such as corporate meeting A/V setups, audio editing, large event coordination, audio and video editing, or instrument repair and restoration.

Serap Emir

Serap Emir is a self-motivated and enthusiastic professional who has prior experience of maintaining existing client relationships and also generating new ones. She is an engaging and persuasive communicator, as well as a goal oriented, results driven, and focused individual.

Tol Foster

Tol Foster has more than 11 years teaching experience on Native American and multicultural issues in the United States, with advisory and instructional roles at the University of North Carolina, University of Wisconsin-Madison and Marquette University. With particular expertise in mentoring, program building, and fundraising, Tol has a particular passion for connecting tribal and non-tribal jurisdictions and businesses effectively, recruiting and developing platforms for instruction and collaboration, and translational work between PI specialists and underserved (and/or) tribal communities.

Michelle Gorin

Michelle Gorin is a marketing and communication professional with more than 20 years' experience with corporate organizations and higher education. She has a bachelor's degree in English from Centre College and a master's degree in organizational leadership from Western Kentucky University. She has also earned certificates in instructional design, Google AdWords and social media management. Throughout her career, she has coordinated the development of student and faculty profiles, news releases, websites, landing pages, social media accounts, videos and CRM email communications. Michelle is interested in awareness campaigns, recruitment and retention with data-informed strategies.

Harriet Inouye

Harriett Inouye has a master's degree in teaching and a bachelor of science in mathematics. She worked for two years as a secondary math/special education teacher and a special education case manager, and she has since continued to work in education-related fields as a private math tutor and a physical therapy technician. Harriett is seeking a staff position at Purdue University that leverages her interpersonal skills and background in education. She enjoys working with people in any capacity that involves welcoming, educating or helping.

Tracey Johnson

Tracey Johnson has a PhD in psychology and has nine-and-a-half years of experience working in education as a school psychologist. She is seeking a position where she can apply her experience and knowledge to help Purdue students reach their personal and career goals. She is interested in Purdue student service positions.

Geoffrey Kanani

Jeff Kanani has a PhD in organizational leadership and public policy. His research focus is in international programs in education. He has more than 10 years of experience in teaching organizational leadership and qualitative research, including design, management and innovation. He has been teaching qualitative research as an adjunct faculty at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Washington, DC. He is seeking a position where he can utilize his skills and expertise in research and teaching.

Sulaiman Lalani

Sulaiman Lalani has more than 30 years of versatile experience in industries that include media, services, manufacturing and trading. He is highly experienced in creating business plans, sales and marketing, operations, budget preparation and monitoring, product launches, brand positioning and repositioning, research, media buying, consumer promotions, developing relationships, strengthening corporate identity and ensuring profitability. Sulaiman has worked for the largest media group in Pakistan, served as head of marketing/product management, and launched three new TV channels throughout his career. He is seeking an opportunity to grow his career in the Greater Lafayette area.

Nicholas LeMaire

Nicholas LeMaire has more than 10 years of experience in customer service and more than nine years of food service experience. He has areas of expertise in organizational skills and managing physical and digital inventory. He has strong interpersonal and communication skills. Nicholas excels at independent work as well as working with a team. He has the ability to work calmly and efficiently in a high-performance, high-stress environment. He has a strong work ethic, is diligent in his work and is able to learn new skills quickly.

Nicholas Bertling

Nicholas Bertling has 25 years of professional experience as a musician, recording engineer and instrument repair and restoration specialist. He has worked as a drummer, singer, bassist and guitarist in national touring acts for several years. Nicholas has mixed records for worldwide release with a musically diverse client base. He has also worked as a drum restoration specialist for several high profile clients. He is seeking a position where he can integrate his skill set of professional audiovisual presentation, such as corporate meeting A/V setups, audio editing, large event coordination, audio and video editing, or instrument repair and restoration.

Eunhee Seok

Eunhee Seok, who earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano performance, has more than 30 years of experiences in accompanying chorus, choirs, and soloists; more than 20 years of teaching piano and chamber music; and more than 10 years of conducting choirs. She is seeking a position where she can participate in tasks using her performance skills, such as accompanist, piano teacher and music director.

Sneha Chatterjee

Sneha Chatterjee has six years of laboratory experience in molecular biology, genetic engineering, microbiology and analytical chemistry with a Master of Science in biotechnology (professional). She has several years of experience as a researcher at a national laboratory and a major drug corporation R&D. She is seeking a position in pharmaceutical R&D, preferably but not limited to analytical chemistry, genetics, gene therapy, drug design and molecular biology.

Geoffrey Kanani

Jeff Kanani has a PhD in organizational leadership and public policy. His research focus is in international programs in education. He has more than 10 years of experience in teaching organizational leadership and qualitative research, including design, management and innovation. He has been teaching qualitative research as an adjunct faculty at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Washington, DC. He is seeking a position where he can utilize his skills and expertise in research and teaching.

Qi Li

Qi Li is currently a Ph.D. student in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at State University of New York, Buffalo. She received her bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Xidian University and a master’s degree in statistics from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Qi is broadly interested in data management with a focus on data mining and machine learning, especially in data aggregation and data quality analysis for truth discovery and crowdsourcing.

Xiaojin (Jin) Liu

Xiaojin (Jin) Liu got her master’s degree in computer science from John Hopkins University in 2001. She worked as a software engineer, using C++ and other programming tools to develop commercial security surveillance system, and as an instrument engineer of a NASA contractor company, designing the calibrating algorism and analyzing the data acquired by satellites. She also developed the website for Center of Religion and Chinese Society of Purdue University. Since 2010, she has been working as an adjunct faculty in School of Computing and Informatics at Ivy Tech Community College, teaching various levels of courses and labs, from introductory to intermediate levels, such as Software Development Using C++, Computer Math & Logic, Introduction to Software Development using Visual Basic, Informatics Fundamentals, and Introduction to Microcomputers, Linux Fundamentals and Java programming (Substitute). She is seeking a lecturer position at Purdue using her engineering and IT expertise.

Christopher Nelson

Christopher Nelson has more than five years of experience in software testing and systems engineering with a bachelor of science in economics. He is seeking a position involving software testing, content management and data analysis in a software development environment.

Meng Xu

Meng Xu has 12 years of experience in reliability engineering. She defended her PhD dissertation in July 2019 and will obtain her PhD in December 2019 from the University of Maryland, College Park. She is seeking a position where she can participate in tasks using reliability engineering expertise, such as product life cycle management, physics of failure analysis, failure analysis, failure data analysis, prognostics and health monitoring.

Tian Yang

Tian Yang has more than eight years of experience in auditing, accounting, and risk management with a master degree in accounting. She is a licensed CPA in Indiana and a candidate for CFA level II. She is seeking a position where she can participate in tasks using her financial expertise, such as investment, risk control and data analysis.

Nicholas Bertling

Nicholas Bertling has 25 years of professional experience as a musician, recording engineer and instrument repair and restoration specialist. He has worked as a drummer, singer, bassist and guitarist in national touring acts for several years. Nicholas has mixed records for worldwide release with a musically diverse client base. He has also worked as a drum restoration specialist for several high profile clients. He is seeking a position where he can integrate his skill set of professional audiovisual presentation, such as corporate meeting A/V setups, audio editing, large event coordination, audio and video editing, or instrument repair and restoration.

Katherine Brinton

Katherine Brinton has eight years of experience teaching and working with children of various ages, with bachelor’s degrees and teaching certification in both elementary education and English. She is seeking a position where she can transfer this knowledge and experience to others seeking professions in the field of education.

Serap Emir

Serap Emir is a self-motivated and enthusiastic professional who has prior experience of maintaining existing client relationships and also generating new ones. She is an engaging and persuasive communicator, as well as a goal oriented, results driven, and focused individual.

Tol Foster

Tol Foster has more than 11 years teaching experience on Native American and multicultural issues in the United States, with advisory and instructional roles at the University of North Carolina, University of Wisconsin-Madison and Marquette University. With particular expertise in mentoring, program building, and fundraising, Tol has a particular passion for connecting tribal and non-tribal jurisdictions and businesses effectively, recruiting and developing platforms for instruction and collaboration, and translational work between PI specialists and underserved (and/or) tribal communities.

Michelle Gorin

Michelle Gorin is a marketing and communication professional with more than 20 years' experience with corporate organizations and higher education. She has a bachelor's degree in English from Centre College and a master's degree in organizational leadership from Western Kentucky University. She has also earned certificates in instructional design, Google AdWords and social media management. Throughout her career, she has coordinated the development of student and faculty profiles, news releases, websites, landing pages, social media accounts, videos and CRM email communications. Michelle is interested in awareness campaigns, recruitment and retention with data-informed strategies.

Harriet Inouye

Harriett Inouye has a master's degree in teaching and a bachelor of science in mathematics. She worked for two years as a secondary math/special education teacher and a special education case manager, and she has since continued to work in education-related fields as a private math tutor and a physical therapy technician. Harriett is seeking a staff position at Purdue University that leverages her interpersonal skills and background in education. She enjoys working with people in any capacity that involves welcoming, educating or helping.

Tracey Johnson

Tracey Johnson has a PhD in psychology and has nine-and-a-half years of experience working in education as a school psychologist. She is seeking a position where she can apply her experience and knowledge to help Purdue students reach their personal and career goals. She is interested in Purdue student service positions.

Geoffrey Kanani

Jeff Kanani has a PhD in organizational leadership and public policy. His research focus is in international programs in education. He has more than 10 years of experience in teaching organizational leadership and qualitative research, including design, management and innovation. He has been teaching qualitative research as an adjunct faculty at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Washington, DC. He is seeking a position where he can utilize his skills and expertise in research and teaching.

Asefeh Kardgar

Asefeh Kardgar is a PhD student in technology at Purdue Polytechnic Institute, Purdue University. She completed two master’s programs, one in computer graphics technology (2014-2017) at Purdue University and the other one in linguistics (2009-2011) in Iran. She worked for five semesters as a teacher assistant for the undergraduate course of Design Thinking in Technology at Purdue Polytechnic Institute. Asefeh’s research interests are infographics and data visualization. She is seeking a position where she can using her linguistics and computer graphics expertise.

Huai-Rhin Kim

Huai-Rhin Kim received a doctorate in speech and hearing science, a master’s in teaching English as an international language and a bachelor’s in linguistics, all from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She also received a Brain Korea (BK) 21 Plus postdoctoral research fellowship funded by the Ministry of Education in Korea. She has five years of teaching and research experience during her doctoral studies and her stay in Korea as a BK 21 Plus fellow. She has also worked as the director of a preschool and day care in Victoria. Huai-Rhin is seeking a position where she can teach and research in areas of bilingualism, bilingual language development for children with and without special needs and assessment for children with diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds.

Nicholas LeMaire

Nicholas LeMaire has more than 10 years of experience in customer service and more than nine years of food service experience. He has areas of expertise in organizational skills and managing physical and digital inventory. He has strong interpersonal and communication skills. Nicholas excels at independent work as well as working with a team. He has the ability to work calmly and efficiently in a high-performance, high-stress environment. He has a strong work ethic, is diligent in his work and is able to learn new skills quickly.

Xiaojin (Jin) Liu

Xiaojin (Jin) Liu got her master’s degree in computer science from John Hopkins University in 2001. She worked as a software engineer, using C++ and other programming tools to develop commercial security surveillance system, and as an instrument engineer of a NASA contractor company, designing the calibrating algorism and analyzing the data acquired by satellites. She also developed the website for Center of Religion and Chinese Society of Purdue University. Since 2010, she has been working as an adjunct faculty in School of Computing and Informatics at Ivy Tech Community College, teaching various levels of courses and labs, from introductory to intermediate levels, such as Software Development Using C++, Computer Math & Logic, Introduction to Software Development using Visual Basic, Informatics Fundamentals, and Introduction to Microcomputers, Linux Fundamentals and Java programming (Substitute). She is seeking a lecturer position at Purdue using her engineering and IT expertise.

Allison McKay

Allison McKay has a bachelor’s of science in education and seventeen years of experience teaching English and English as a new language. She is passionate about education, and excels at creating pedagogical tools and learning environments that help students succeed. She thrives in both independent and collaborative work, and is looking for a position in which she can continue dedicating her skills and experience to educational excellence.

Andrea Morris

Andrea Morris has 15 years of experience in the fields of agriculture, higher education, education abroad, marketing, writing, entrepreneurship and small business ownership. She has a Master's degree in student affairs administration. Her key skills and characteristics include creative problem-solving, collaboration, project management, design, strong communication and strength of purpose. Andrea is interested in working in the agriculture, technology, education, small business or start-up sectors. View her portfolio of work at andreamorris-portfolio.com.

Bhavani Rajaram-Shastri

Bhavani Rajaram-Shastri has a Ph.D. in physical chemistry, with 19 years of experience in teaching at various levels and to students with varying abilities, and 10 years of experience in research. She has experience in teaching chemistry and mathematics and is seeking opportunities as a continuing lecturer or research scientist.

Cigdem Sheffield

Cigdem Sheffield is seeking a position with a highly engaged team at Purdue whose primary goal is to assist University students with tasks ranging from choosing an academic major to planning a professional career, as well as work with faculty and other Purdue professionals. She has a bachelor of science in systems engineering and a master of science in engineering management. Her professional experience includes working as a coordinator and assistant to the director of an international center of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization developing excellent customer service skills and professionalism in dealing with external business partners, students, faculty and staff. In summary, she is seeking a position where she can use her project management expertise.

Erin Thompson

Erin Thompson has more than 16 years of experience in both early childhood and elementary teaching with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Purdue University and an add-on certification of early childhood from the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point. She is seeking a position where she can use her skills to both guide and instruct students in early childhood up to grade 6.

Jing Wang

Jing Wang has been a J.L. Doob assistant professor in the department of mathematics at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign since August 2015. She was previously a postdoc fellow at the Institute for Mathematics and IT Applications, University of Minnesota after earning her PhD in mathematics from Purdue University in May 2014. She also earned her master’s in computational finance from Purdue University in May 2013. Her research is in the intersection of fields of probability and differential geometry. Jing Wang has taught finance courses at UIUC’s actuarial science program. She is seeking a tenure-track position where she can focus her research while keeping a good balance of teaching.

Akhila Kingsly

Akhila Kingsly has a Master's degree in chemistry with six years of laboratory experience in biochemical analysis, phytochemical extraction techniques and chemical analysis of plant based compounds. She is seeking opportunities where she can apply her experience and knowledge as a research technician.

Qi Li

Qi Li is currently a Ph.D. student in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at State University of New York, Buffalo. She received her bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Xidian University and a master’s degree in statistics from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Qi is broadly interested in data management with a focus on data mining and machine learning, especially in data aggregation and data quality analysis for truth discovery and crowdsourcing.

Junli Liu

Junli Liu has more than 20 years of experience in chemical engineering, renewable energy/fuel, environmental engineering and nanotechnology with a PhD in agriculture and biological engineering. He is seeking a position where he can use his expertise as research engineer/scientist and process engineer in new project development, process control/optimization, etc.

Xiaojin (Jin) Liu

Xiaojin (Jin) Liu got her master’s degree in computer science from John Hopkins University in 2001. She worked as a software engineer, using C++ and other programming tools to develop commercial security surveillance system, and as an instrument engineer of a NASA contractor company, designing the calibrating algorism and analyzing the data acquired by satellites. She also developed the website for Center of Religion and Chinese Society of Purdue University. Since 2010, she has been working as an adjunct faculty in School of Computing and Informatics at Ivy Tech Community College, teaching various levels of courses and labs, from introductory to intermediate levels, such as Software Development Using C++, Computer Math & Logic, Introduction to Software Development using Visual Basic, Informatics Fundamentals, and Introduction to Microcomputers, Linux Fundamentals and Java programming (Substitute). She is seeking a lecturer position at Purdue using her engineering and IT expertise.

Joseph Makin

Joseph Makin received his PhD in electrical engineering and computer science from UC Berkeley in 2008, specializing in control theory. He is currently a research scientist at the Center for Integrative Neuroscience, UC San Francisco. Joseph’s interests lie at the intersection of control theory, machine learning, complex systems, and computational neuroscience. Currently his focus is on computational models of multisensory processing and motor control in cortical circuits, and algorithm development for brain-machine interfaces.

Meng Xu

Meng Xu has 12 years of experience in reliability engineering. She defended her PhD dissertation in July 2019 and will obtain her PhD in December 2019 from the University of Maryland, College Park. She is seeking a position where she can participate in tasks using reliability engineering expertise, such as product life cycle management, physics of failure analysis, failure analysis, failure data analysis, prognostics and health monitoring.

Jon Zenor

Jon Zenor has more than 20 years of experience in electrical engineering, engineering management, product development, product design and project management. He is seeking a position where he can use his expertise to help a team overcome engineering or project challenges.

Akhila Kingsly

Akhila Kingsly has a Master's degree in chemistry with six years of laboratory experience in biochemical analysis, phytochemical extraction techniques and chemical analysis of plant based compounds. She is seeking opportunities where she can apply her experience and knowledge as a research technician.

Junli Liu

Junli Liu has more than 20 years of experience in chemical engineering, renewable energy/fuel, environmental engineering and nanotechnology with a PhD in agriculture and biological engineering. He is seeking a position where he can use his expertise as research engineer/scientist and process engineer in new project development, process control/optimization, etc.

Lara Balian

Lara Balian has a master’s degree in public health from the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill and more than five years’ experience in public health research and project management, specializing in behavior change, health communication and digital health. She has worked on a variety of health topics including nutrition, cancer prevention and aging. In addition to her training in research, intervention design, and program planning and evaluation, Lara also has experience in graphic design, user experience research and content strategy. She is seeking a position where she can use this unique combination of skills to support social and health related research and outreach.

Sneha Chatterjee

Sneha Chatterjee has six years of laboratory experience in molecular biology, genetic engineering, microbiology and analytical chemistry with a Master of Science in biotechnology (professional). She has several years of experience as a researcher at a national laboratory and a major drug corporation R&D. She is seeking a position in pharmaceutical R&D, preferably but not limited to analytical chemistry, genetics, gene therapy, drug design and molecular biology.

Tracey Johnson

Tracey Johnson has a PhD in psychology and has nine-and-a-half years of experience working in education as a school psychologist. She is seeking a position where she can apply her experience and knowledge to help Purdue students reach their personal and career goals. She is interested in Purdue student service positions.

Joseph Makin

Joseph Makin received his PhD in electrical engineering and computer science from UC Berkeley in 2008, specializing in control theory. He is currently a research scientist at the Center for Integrative Neuroscience, UC San Francisco. Joseph’s interests lie at the intersection of control theory, machine learning, complex systems, and computational neuroscience. Currently his focus is on computational models of multisensory processing and motor control in cortical circuits, and algorithm development for brain-machine interfaces.

Shivangi Bhardwaj

Shivangi has been an assistant operational manager in financial sector for a year with a bachelor of engineering in computer science. Through her work experience, she has developed excellent customer relations and operation management skills, which she combined with her analytical academic training to increase the net value and customer database of a banking organization. Shivangi is seeking a position where she can continue to participate in tasks using her interpersonal, management and data analysis expertise for achieving and going beyond the goals of a dynamic organization.

Asefeh Kardgar

Asefeh Kardgar is a PhD student in technology at Purdue Polytechnic Institute, Purdue University. She completed two master’s programs, one in computer graphics technology (2014-2017) at Purdue University and the other one in linguistics (2009-2011) in Iran. She worked for five semesters as a teacher assistant for the undergraduate course of Design Thinking in Technology at Purdue Polytechnic Institute. Asefeh’s research interests are infographics and data visualization. She is seeking a position where she can using her linguistics and computer graphics expertise.

Qi Li

Qi Li is currently a Ph.D. student in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at State University of New York, Buffalo. She received her bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Xidian University and a master’s degree in statistics from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Qi is broadly interested in data management with a focus on data mining and machine learning, especially in data aggregation and data quality analysis for truth discovery and crowdsourcing.

Xiaojin (Jin) Liu

Xiaojin (Jin) Liu got her master’s degree in computer science from John Hopkins University in 2001. She worked as a software engineer, using C++ and other programming tools to develop commercial security surveillance system, and as an instrument engineer of a NASA contractor company, designing the calibrating algorism and analyzing the data acquired by satellites. She also developed the website for Center of Religion and Chinese Society of Purdue University. Since 2010, she has been working as an adjunct faculty in School of Computing and Informatics at Ivy Tech Community College, teaching various levels of courses and labs, from introductory to intermediate levels, such as Software Development Using C++, Computer Math & Logic, Introduction to Software Development using Visual Basic, Informatics Fundamentals, and Introduction to Microcomputers, Linux Fundamentals and Java programming (Substitute). She is seeking a lecturer position at Purdue using her engineering and IT expertise.

Christopher Nelson

Christopher Nelson has more than five years of experience in software testing and systems engineering with a bachelor of science in economics. He is seeking a position involving software testing, content management and data analysis in a software development environment.

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Lara Balian

Lara Balian has a master’s degree in public health from the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill and more than five years’ experience in public health research and project management, specializing in behavior change, health communication and digital health. She has worked on a variety of health topics including nutrition, cancer prevention and aging. In addition to her training in research, intervention design, and program planning and evaluation, Lara also has experience in graphic design, user experience research and content strategy. She is seeking a position where she can use this unique combination of skills to support social and health related research and outreach.

Sneha Chatterjee

Sneha Chatterjee has six years of laboratory experience in molecular biology, genetic engineering, microbiology and analytical chemistry with a Master of Science in biotechnology (professional). She has several years of experience as a researcher at a national laboratory and a major drug corporation R&D. She is seeking a position in pharmaceutical R&D, preferably but not limited to analytical chemistry, genetics, gene therapy, drug design and molecular biology.

Serap Emir

Serap Emir is a self-motivated and enthusiastic professional who has prior experience of maintaining existing client relationships and also generating new ones. She is an engaging and persuasive communicator, as well as a goal oriented, results driven, and focused individual.

Tracey Johnson

Tracey Johnson has a PhD in psychology and has nine-and-a-half years of experience working in education as a school psychologist. She is seeking a position where she can apply her experience and knowledge to help Purdue students reach their personal and career goals. She is interested in Purdue student service positions.

Geoffrey Kanani

Jeff Kanani has a PhD in organizational leadership and public policy. His research focus is in international programs in education. He has more than 10 years of experience in teaching organizational leadership and qualitative research, including design, management and innovation. He has been teaching qualitative research as an adjunct faculty at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Washington, DC. He is seeking a position where he can utilize his skills and expertise in research and teaching.

Huai-Rhin Kim

Huai-Rhin Kim received a doctorate in speech and hearing science, a master’s in teaching English as an international language and a bachelor’s in linguistics, all from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She also received a Brain Korea (BK) 21 Plus postdoctoral research fellowship funded by the Ministry of Education in Korea. She has five years of teaching and research experience during her doctoral studies and her stay in Korea as a BK 21 Plus fellow. She has also worked as the director of a preschool and day care in Victoria. Huai-Rhin is seeking a position where she can teach and research in areas of bilingualism, bilingual language development for children with and without special needs and assessment for children with diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds.

Akhila Kingsly

Akhila Kingsly has a Master's degree in chemistry with six years of laboratory experience in biochemical analysis, phytochemical extraction techniques and chemical analysis of plant based compounds. She is seeking opportunities where she can apply her experience and knowledge as a research technician.

Bhavani Rajaram-Shastri

Bhavani Rajaram-Shastri has a Ph.D. in physical chemistry, with 19 years of experience in teaching at various levels and to students with varying abilities, and 10 years of experience in research. She has experience in teaching chemistry and mathematics and is seeking opportunities as a continuing lecturer or research scientist.

Shivangi Bhardwaj

Shivangi has been an assistant operational manager in financial sector for a year with a bachelor of engineering in computer science. Through her work experience, she has developed excellent customer relations and operation management skills, which she combined with her analytical academic training to increase the net value and customer database of a banking organization. Shivangi is seeking a position where she can continue to participate in tasks using her interpersonal, management and data analysis expertise for achieving and going beyond the goals of a dynamic organization.

Serap Emir

Serap Emir is a self-motivated and enthusiastic professional who has prior experience of maintaining existing client relationships and also generating new ones. She is an engaging and persuasive communicator, as well as a goal oriented, results driven, and focused individual.

Geoffrey Kanani

Jeff Kanani has a PhD in organizational leadership and public policy. His research focus is in international programs in education. He has more than 10 years of experience in teaching organizational leadership and qualitative research, including design, management and innovation. He has been teaching qualitative research as an adjunct faculty at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Washington, DC. He is seeking a position where he can utilize his skills and expertise in research and teaching.

Sulaiman Lalani

Sulaiman Lalani has more than 30 years of versatile experience in industries that include media, services, manufacturing and trading. He is highly experienced in creating business plans, sales and marketing, operations, budget preparation and monitoring, product launches, brand positioning and repositioning, research, media buying, consumer promotions, developing relationships, strengthening corporate identity and ensuring profitability. Sulaiman has worked for the largest media group in Pakistan, served as head of marketing/product management, and launched three new TV channels throughout his career. He is seeking an opportunity to grow his career in the Greater Lafayette area.

Shephali Mahajan

Shephali Mahajan has more than seven years of work experience in human resources and customer service. Additionally, she has a Master's degree and a post-baccalaureate diploma in human resources and employment relations from the Pennsylvania State University. These programs gave her a comprehensive knowledge on effective management of talent flow into and through organizations, as well as provided her in-depth knowledge on the contemporary American system of employment relations and important developments in the field of human resources in America and other countries. Besides that, Shephali gained knowledge on human resources strategy, accountancy and statistics. She completed her Master's research thesis on Gender Inclusive Talent Management Practices in Multinational Corporations in India. The above experience has enhanced her aptitude to work comfortably among community groups of different age, gender, economic and educational backgrounds. She has gained valuable know-how on outreach, communication and negotiation. Shephali is seeking a position where she can utilize her human resources expertise, such as providing HR solutions to an organization, managing human resources data and analyzing it and projects related to talent acquisitions, benefits and payrolls etc.

Christopher Nelson

Christopher Nelson has more than five years of experience in software testing and systems engineering with a bachelor of science in economics. He is seeking a position involving software testing, content management and data analysis in a software development environment.

Brenda Sutherland

Brenda Sutherland is a tax professional with a CPA designation with 20 years of experience in higher education. She is seeking a professional level position that will utilize her comprehensive experience and to provide accounting and/or business services support to an organization.

Tian Yang

Tian Yang has more than eight years of experience in auditing, accounting, and risk management with a master degree in accounting. She is a licensed CPA in Indiana and a candidate for CFA level II. She is seeking a position where she can participate in tasks using her financial expertise, such as investment, risk control and data analysis.

Nicholas Bertling

Nicholas Bertling has 25 years of professional experience as a musician, recording engineer and instrument repair and restoration specialist. He has worked as a drummer, singer, bassist and guitarist in national touring acts for several years. Nicholas has mixed records for worldwide release with a musically diverse client base. He has also worked as a drum restoration specialist for several high profile clients. He is seeking a position where he can integrate his skill set of professional audiovisual presentation, such as corporate meeting A/V setups, audio editing, large event coordination, audio and video editing, or instrument repair and restoration.

Katherine Brinton

Katherine Brinton has eight years of experience teaching and working with children of various ages, with bachelor’s degrees and teaching certification in both elementary education and English. She is seeking a position where she can transfer this knowledge and experience to others seeking professions in the field of education.

Serap Emir

Serap Emir is a self-motivated and enthusiastic professional who has prior experience of maintaining existing client relationships and also generating new ones. She is an engaging and persuasive communicator, as well as a goal oriented, results driven, and focused individual.

Michelle Gorin

Michelle Gorin is a marketing and communication professional with more than 20 years' experience with corporate organizations and higher education. She has a bachelor's degree in English from Centre College and a master's degree in organizational leadership from Western Kentucky University. She has also earned certificates in instructional design, Google AdWords and social media management. Throughout her career, she has coordinated the development of student and faculty profiles, news releases, websites, landing pages, social media accounts, videos and CRM email communications. Michelle is interested in awareness campaigns, recruitment and retention with data-informed strategies.

Harriet Inouye

Harriett Inouye has a master's degree in teaching and a bachelor of science in mathematics. She worked for two years as a secondary math/special education teacher and a special education case manager, and she has since continued to work in education-related fields as a private math tutor and a physical therapy technician. Harriett is seeking a staff position at Purdue University that leverages her interpersonal skills and background in education. She enjoys working with people in any capacity that involves welcoming, educating or helping.

Nicholas LeMaire

Nicholas LeMaire has more than 10 years of experience in customer service and more than nine years of food service experience. He has areas of expertise in organizational skills and managing physical and digital inventory. He has strong interpersonal and communication skills. Nicholas excels at independent work as well as working with a team. He has the ability to work calmly and efficiently in a high-performance, high-stress environment. He has a strong work ethic, is diligent in his work and is able to learn new skills quickly.

Shephali Mahajan

Shephali Mahajan has more than seven years of work experience in human resources and customer service. Additionally, she has a Master's degree and a post-baccalaureate diploma in human resources and employment relations from the Pennsylvania State University. These programs gave her a comprehensive knowledge on effective management of talent flow into and through organizations, as well as provided her in-depth knowledge on the contemporary American system of employment relations and important developments in the field of human resources in America and other countries. Besides that, Shephali gained knowledge on human resources strategy, accountancy and statistics. She completed her Master's research thesis on Gender Inclusive Talent Management Practices in Multinational Corporations in India. The above experience has enhanced her aptitude to work comfortably among community groups of different age, gender, economic and educational backgrounds. She has gained valuable know-how on outreach, communication and negotiation. Shephali is seeking a position where she can utilize her human resources expertise, such as providing HR solutions to an organization, managing human resources data and analyzing it and projects related to talent acquisitions, benefits and payrolls etc.

Ashley Strother

Ashley Strother has more than nine years of experience in sales, marketing and office administration. She has a bachelor of science in marketing with minors in business administration and psychology. She is seeking a position where she can utilize her skills and experience, such as in office administration, communications and marketing, or similar fields.

Xiaoli Zhang

Xiaoli Zhang graduated from Purdue University with her Master’s degree in statistics. She had worked in China for nine years in boiler design and marketing, and then University-level department promoting Tsinghua University’s research portfolio. In the United States, she has been teaching Chinese in Ann-Hua Chinese School and serves as board member of both Ann-Hua Chinese School and her neighbor community.

Serap Emir

Serap is an experienced Business Executive. She has worked in a fast-paced global consulting company that works with large technology companies in the United Kingdom for five years. She was performing market research on competitive landscape and industry trends to generate new clients in the business development and marketing realm. She is an expert on LinkedIn, Twitter and social selling process. Serap is also experienced in utilizing CRM tools in project management processes mainly Salesforce. Serap Emir received Master of Public Policy degree from the University of Minnesota with the concentration on Non-Profit Management and worked as Program Evaluator by utilizing qualitative and quantitative methods in Non-profit Organizations in Minnesota. She is seeking opportunities as a Program Manager, Program Evaluator, or a New Business Development Executive.

Geoffrey Kanani

Jeff Kanani has a PhD in organizational leadership and public policy. His research focus is in international programs in education. He has more than 10 years of experience in teaching organizational leadership and qualitative research, including design, management and innovation. He has been teaching qualitative research as an adjunct faculty at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Washington, DC. He is seeking a position where he can utilize his skills and expertise in research and teaching.

Nicholas Bertling

Nicholas Bertling has 25 years of professional experience as a musician, recording engineer and instrument repair and restoration specialist. He has worked as a drummer, singer, bassist and guitarist in national touring acts for several years. Nicholas has mixed records for worldwide release with a musically diverse client base. He has also worked as a drum restoration specialist for several high profile clients. He is seeking a position where he can integrate his skill set of professional audiovisual presentation, such as corporate meeting A/V setups, audio editing, large event coordination, audio and video editing, or instrument repair and restoration.

Nicholas LeMaire

Nicholas LeMaire has more than 10 years of experience in customer service and more than nine years of food service experience. He has areas of expertise in organizational skills and managing physical and digital inventory. He has strong interpersonal and communication skills. Nicholas excels at independent work as well as working with a team. He has the ability to work calmly and efficiently in a high-performance, high-stress environment. He has a strong work ethic, is diligent in his work and is able to learn new skills quickly.



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