Meet our Ambassadors

Our ambassadors are a vital part of our office. They help us at Purdue recruiting events, speak with us in classes, and represent our office around campus. We rely on them for feedback about services and for suggestions. In return, they gain important skills they can use to demonstrate competencies in their professional applications such as social skills, communication skills, cultural competency, reliability, and professionalism.

Learn more about our Ambassadors below, or visit our YouTube channel to hear them talk about their own experiences and offer advice to new pre-professional students.

Interested in joining the Ambassador team? Apply by Friday, May 3, 2024 to become a Pre-Professional Ambassador. Email a cover letter expressing your interest in the position and resume to preprofessional@purdue.edu . More information is here.

 

PPA Ambassadors

 

 

Elise

Elise

  • Major: Genetics
  • Pre-Genetic Counseling
  • Grad Date: May 2024
  • Activities: I am a member of Kappa Alpha Theta, College Mentors for Kids (General Manager), and supervisor for Boiler Gold Rush.
  • What advice would you give to a first-year preprofessional student?
    • Take advantage of all the opportunities Purdue has to offer! Getting involved in clubs and organizations is a great way to meet new people and help build your resume.
  • Why did you choose Purdue University?
    • I chose Purdue because not only does it have a strong STEM curriculum, but everyone I met from Purdue was welcoming and kind when I toured the school. 

Emme

Emme

  • Major: Health and Disease
  • Pre-Dental
  • Grad Date: May 2024
  • Activities: Group X Fitness Instructor, Boiler Gold Rush Team Leader, Delta Gamma, Pre-Dental Club, Intramural Sports
  • What advice would you give to a first-year preprofessional student?
    • My biggest piece of advice is to try and get involved on campus as soon as you can! It's the best way to create a strong community, meet people with both similar and different interests, and create so many fun memories. Also, don't be scared to try something new or out of your comfort zone!
  • Why did you choose Purdue University?
    • I come from a huge Purdue family, so they knew I was going here before I did! At the end of the day, I felt that Purdue would provide opportunity for me to grow and succeed in all aspects of my life. I definitely made the right choice and I've loved my experience here!

Gladys

Gladys

  • Major: Biomedical Health Sciences and Medical Laboratory Sciences, minor in Psychology
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Grad Date: May 2024
  • Activities: President of University Residences Multicultural Connection, Volunteer Coordinator in Women of Color in Health Care Association, Purdue Student Union Board, Boiler Tracks, Core Leadership Team of the HHS Success Mentors Program, Pre-Professional Ambassador, African Student Association, Nigerian Student Association, Early Start/Summer Start Mentor, Haraka Writers.
  • What advice would you give to a first-year preprofessional student?
    • It’s a good idea for you to come up with a plan early on so you are not struggling later but let it be flexible. Remember things change and everything doesn’t always go as planned, so go easy on yourself and take breaks when things get stressful. Don’t look at what other students are doing, everyone is on different journeys with the same destination take your time and enjoy you’re journey. Find ways to destress and create health habits. Its okay to fail as long as you get back up and ask for help in the areas where you are struggling. Also be comfortable going out of your comfort zone and try to talk to people you normally won’t talk to you never know what you may learn!
  • Why did you choose Purdue University?
    • I came to Purdue because I loved the campus. It’s beautiful here and the red brick is wonderful. Also because of all the resources available to students and how friendly everyone is here. I also love how even though we are a large campus it still feels like a small one. Its easy to get involved in organizations here and there are always fairs and events for professional development (or just to get free stuff!)

Haley

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Kelsey

  • Major: Biomedical Health Sciences
  • Pre-Dental
  • Grad Date: May 2024
  • Activities: President of Alpha Lambda Delta Phi Eta Sigma Honor Societies, Pre-Professional Ambassador, Pre-Dental Club Member, MEDLIFE Club Member, Substitute Teacher at Plymouth Community Schools Corporation, and Undergraduate Teaching Assistant
  • What advice would you give to a first-year preprofessional student?
    • Be confident in anything that you choose to do! Regardless of what you plan to do in life, confidence is key and you must believe in yourself before anyone else can even begin to.
  • Why did you choose Purdue University?
    • I chose Purdue because I felt like I was wanted at this university. When I first showed interest in Purdue and their Health Sciences program, I was immediately reciprocated with the same enthusiasm. Their eagerness to make me a Boilermaker was also evident in their financial aid. I knew that when I accepted that I was not just any other student to Purdue, but I was someone who was going to make an impact.

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Madelyn

  • Major: Biomedical Health Sciences
  • Pre-Physician Assistant
  • Grad Date: May 2024
  • Activities: Alpha Chi Omega Vice President of Recruitment, Caduceus Club, Pre-PA Club, and Purdue Dance Marathon.
  • What advice would you give to a first-year preprofessional student?
    • The best advice that I can give you, that I have learned over the past two years, would be to not stress over your future career choice so much and to just accept that you will have doors open and closed throughout your journey so be open to change.
  • Why did you choose Purdue University? 
    • I chose Purdue becuase right when I stepped onto campus, I had an overwhelming feeling that I was at home. I felt so comfortable and excited to start this new chapter in my life and be able to explore all the opportunities Purdue had to offer. 

Madisen

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Sara

  • Major: Public Health
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Grad Date: May 2024
  • Activities: Executive Board Member AMSA, Habitat for Humanity Club, Pre-Professional
    Ambassador, Food Finders Pantry Volunteer
  • What advice would you give to a first-year preprofessional student?
    • My advice for any first-year pre-professional students is don’t let setbacks discourage you,
      every story is different and no path is linear. As soon as you get to campus start researching
      about what makes a well-rounded applicant to your pre-professional school of choice and
      plan accordingly. Lastly, don’t stress too much about the future, just enjoy in the present.
  • Why did you choose Purdue University? 
    • I’ve known I wanted to be a doctor since I was a sophomore in high school, so when
      looking at colleges I wanted to choose somewhere that would give me the resources I
      needed to be a successful applicant to medical school. Purdue not only offered
      academically rigorous courses but happens to have many resources for pre-professional
      students like myself which was a big draw for me. Some examples of these include mock
      interviewing, resume help, the career closet etc.

Sheila