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Young Alumni Advisory Board

The purpose of the Young Alumni Advisory Board is to continue engagement with alumni 35 years old and younger who were members of the Student Advisory Board or have other strong affiliations to the Student Life division. The Young Alumni Board serves as a platform to help with the transition from being a college student to next steps in life, and also provides Student Life an outlet for feedback from this particular population.

Diamond Jones - Chair

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Diamond Jones graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a minor in forensic science. She is currently working in quality assurance in animal health and graduated with a Master of Public Health through Purdue Global in 2021.  She volunteers as a mentor and actively participates in community organizations and events. While at Purdue, Diamond was a leader within Dining & Culinary and an active member of women’s rugby, LYNX of Omega Phi Chi, STAR, Dining & Culinary Student Advisory Council, Community Standards Board, and Student Life Advisory Board. After graduation, she was a member of the Student Life Advisory Council and is now serving as co-chair for the Young Alumni Board.

Aaron Banks

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Aaron Banks graduated from Purdue in December 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering. While at Purdue, Aaron was a quarterback on the Purdue football team and served as president of the student body. In 2018, Aaron received the Kiwanis Citizenship Award, which is awarded annually to the Purdue University football player who demonstrates noteworthy achievements as a citizen, leader, athlete and student.

Aaron currently works as a management consulting analyst at Accenture in New York City. Aaron’s passions include entrepreneurship, sustainability, art, music and reading.

Connor Chambers

Connor Chambers

Connor Chambers graduated from Purdue University in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in Public Health and a Bachelor of Science in Health and Disease. While at Purdue, he was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity, served as Purdue Pete in 2017 and was executive director for TEDxPurdueU in 2018-19.

Connor is currently in his third year of medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine, where he pursuing a specialty in pediatric oncology. In his free time, he enjoys competing in amateur Strongman competitions.

Hannah Darr

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Hannah Darr graduated from Purdue University in 2021 with a degree in health science and minors in biology and Spanish. While at Purdue, she was a member of Timmy Global Health, Purdue Foundation Student Board, Cru Campus Ministry, the Purdue Honors College and served as the 2020-2021 Purdue Student Government Vice President. Hannah also is involved in her community as a 2019 Indy 500 Festival Princess and an American Legion Auxiliary Girls State counselor. Hannah is currently a graduate student at the University of North Carolina in the Gillings School of Global Public Health. At UNC, she works as a research assistant for a tobacco cessation project between the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and Fort Bragg. In her free time, Hannah enjoys playing tennis, running and spending time with family.

Mitchell Demerly

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Mitchell Demerly graduated from Purdue in 2021 with degrees in computer science and economics. He is originally from Avon, Indiana, where he was born and raised a Boilermaker.

While at Purdue, Mitchell was involved in a variety of organizations. He served as president of Purdue Foundation Student Board and as president of Purdue Science Student Council. Mitchell was also a member of the Rising Professionals Central Committee, Purdue Student Government, the Student Life Student Advisory Board, and Iron Key.

Upon graduating from Purdue, Mitchell moved to Cincinnati, Ohio to join Fifth Third Bank’s Consumer Leadership Program. He currently works at the bank as a senior business analyst, where he focuses on data strategy, process optimization and identification of strategic opportunities.
Mitchell currently serves as the service chair of the Purdue Alumni Club of Cincinnati and is excited to continue his involvement with Purdue as an alumnus.

Olivia Keller

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While at Purdue, Olivia was involved in Purdue Student Government and served as the vice president of the student body in 2018-19. Olivia was also involved in Old Masters, College Mentors for Kids, and served in several leadership positions in Delta Zeta Sorority and as chair of the search committee for the 2019 student trustee on the Board of Trustees. Olivia is currently a change manager at Amazon in Las Vegas, Nevada where she leads process and change management for the fulfillment center.

Cassia Martin

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Cassia Martin graduated from Purdue in 2012 with a degree in education and earned a Master of Science in Higher Education Administration from Purdue Global in 2018. While at Purdue, she was involved in Delta Zeta Sorority and a member of the Purdue Golduster Dance Team. She started working at her alma mater in 2017 as the outreach and engagement coordinator for the Office of the Vice Provost for Student Life. Cassia is now a manager of recruitment and engagement for Purdue Online.

Baylee Neff

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Baylee Neff is a 2017 graduate from the College of Agriculture, where she studied agribusiness management and entrepreneurship. While at Purdue, Baylee was a member of Purdue Musical Organizations through the Heart and Soul Choir. She was also very active in the College of Agriculture through Sigma Alpha and is a founding member of the Purdue chapter of the National Agri-Marketing Association. She was also a member of the Student Life Student Advisory Council as a senior and served as a business development intern at the Purdue Alumni Association.

Baylee now resides in Frankfort, Indiana, with her husband and currently serves as director of business partnerships for the Purdue Alumni Association. She actively supports the Frankfort Jaycees through the Distinguished Young Women program, is the performing arts project chair for Clinton County 4-H and is active in her local church Hopewell United Methodist.

Daniel Romary

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Daniel Romary earned a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering from Purdue University in 2018 and later completed a Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering in 2019. He served as the student trustee on Purdue’s Board of Trustees from 2017-19, working on the 50-year campus master plan and the launch of Purdue University Global, among other initiatives. Daniel was also an active member of Purdue Foundation Student Board, Purdue Student Government, and Mortar Board. During his time in Purdue Student Government, he spearheaded projects to increase student mental health resources and expand campus dining options. He was the 2018 recipient of the G.A. Ross Award, given to the most outstanding graduating senior male. He also received the Charles C. Chappelle Fellowship for his graduate studies and was featured in the Lafayette Journal & Courier’s “30 to Watch” series.

Daniel is now pursuing a doctorate at the Indiana University School of Medicine, where he also serves on the Curriculum Council Steering Committee. He has held several biomedical research positions across the country at Purdue, Indiana University, the University of Michigan and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, one of Harvard Medical School’s teaching hospitals.

Daniel spends his time between Indianapolis and his hometown of New Haven, Indiana. He is active in his church and enjoys golfing, cycling and climbing in his spare time.

Rachel Svetanoff

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Rachel Svetanoff is the executive director of InternetBar.Org Institute and co-founder of Global Futurist Initiative. A young leader dedicated to championing innovation in social impact causes, Rachel has helped work on all 17 U.N. Sustainable Development Goals where she has contributed to more than 100 projects with 89 organizations across 37 countries.

Rachel is an International Monetary Fund Youth Fellow, Liechtenstein Institute for Strategic Development LEAP Fellow, One Better World Collective Liaison, UNITE 2030 Youth Delegate alumna, Youth Marketplace YOMA Rules! Taskforce member, and Harvard Seminar for Leaders in China instructor. She is also a founding member of the North American Changemaker Xchange global community. For her service, Rachel is the recipient of the Top 10 Under 40 of Tippecanoe County Award, 2021 Purdue University Student Life Young Alumni Award, 2021 Gold Presidential Volunteer Service Award of AmeriCorps, the 2021 J.B. Dondolo, Inc. WASH Changemaker Award, and an InnoCentive Challenge winner.