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WE Link - Meet The Team

We're here to connect you to Purdue and answer any questions you have about Purdue Women in Engineering. As current undergraduate women in engineering, we are your link to engineering, student life, and everything Purdue has to offer! We are dedicated to smoothing your transition into engineering and life at Purdue by answering your questions and sharing our knowledge with you. We'd love to answer any questions you have. Drop a note at our blog or contact us at welink@purdue.edu 


Allison Meyer, Senior, Mechanical Engineering

Allison Meyer

Hometown: Raleigh, North Carolina

Allison is the co-chair of the media for WE Link (social media, blogs, newsletters). In addition to WE Link, Allison is a Mechanical Engineering Ambassador, a member of the Paint Crew and recently finished up her term as the President of Phi Sigma Rho Engineering Sorority. She has had three internships working in manufacturing: Freudenberg Performance Materials after her Freshman year and Honda Manufacturing of Indiana for the two subsequent summers. In her free time, she enjoys photography, traveling and loves to play and watch sports -- especially Purdue!

"I love WE Link because of all the opportunities it has given me to make a direct impact on prospective students and directly implement my ideas. I also LOVE the work that we do and all of the awesome people that I get to work with!"

Marisa Hughes, Junior, Biomedical Engineering

Marisa Hughes

Hometown: Brownsburg, Indiana

Marisa is a co-chair of the Recruitment Project Committee of WE Link, a group of volunteers who work on projects for reruitment. In addition to WE Link, Marisa is an active member of Alpha Xi Delta Sorority, Engineering World Health, and Purdue Catholic Students (PCS). She spent the last year on a co-op with Zimmer Biomet and studying abroad in Siena, Italy in the summer. In her free time, Marisa enjoys working out at the Co-Rec and spending time with friends.

"I love WE Link because the work we do helps inspire women to follow their dreams and helps them understand all that a college experience at Purdue University can be."

Brittany Allen, Junior, Industrial Engineering

Brittany Allen

Hometown: South Elgin, Illinois

Brittany is a co-chair of the volunteers of WE Link. Besides WE Link, she's been involved with Delta Gamma Fraternity, Boiler Gold Rush, and Engineering Projects in Community Service. She has interned with ComEd and General Motors, and she completed a Maymester in Rome, Italy. In her free time, Brittany enjoys spending time with family and friends, dancing, and listening to music.

"I'm so passionate about the work that WE Link does because we get to see the direct impact that a personal connection can have on prospective students. When I was visiting colleges, I knew I wanted to find a campus that could feel like home, and I believe that WE Link is able to give prospective students a glimpse of how Purdue could become their home."

Megan Tandarich, Junior, Mechanical Engineering

Megan Tandarich

Hometown: Kennett Square, Pennsylvania

Megan is a co-chair of the volunteers of WE Link. Along with WE Link, Megan is involved in Phi Mu Sorority, Mechanical Engineering Ambassadors, Purdue Ski and Snowboard club, and Purdue Society of Women Engineers. Megan has completed two internships with P&G. While not in class, Megan enjoys hiking, lacrosse, concerts, and hanging out with family and friends.

"WE Link is a program full of empowered women that have allowed me to not only make an impact on prospective students but to grow as an engineer and leader."

Madeleine Hollinger, Sophomore, Chemical Engineering

Madeleine Hollinger

Hometown: Libertyville, IL

Madeleine is a co-chair of the Recruitment Project Committee for WE Link, a group of volunteers who work projects for recruitment. Besides WE Link, she is involved with Phi Mu Fraternity, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and is a Teaching Assistant for the Honors FYE class. Last summer, she interned at AbbVie. Outside of class, Madeleine enjoys hiking, skiing and spending time with friends and family.

"I love WE Link because I have the opportunity to make a direct and positive impact on prospective students in many different ways, showing them not only what its like to be a Purdue student, but also how amazing it is to be a female engineering student."

Mili Jha, Freshman, First Year Engineering

Mili Jha

Hometown: Atlanta, GA

Mili is a co-chair of the media (social media, newsletter, blog) for WE Link.  Along with WE Link, Mili has been involved with Stempower, the society for Resilient ExtraTerrestrial Habitats, and Students for the Exploration and Development of Space. Before coming to Purdue, she spent a summer researching at the Aerospace Systems Design Laboratory of Georgia Tech, and interning at PulteGroup. In her free time, Mili enjoys photography, painting, and volunteering at Natalie's Second Chance.

"I love the Women in Engineering Program because it's given me a space to meet so many other women who are incredibly passionate about the same thing I am!"


Leadership Team Member Off-Campus

Emily Hamman, Sophomore, Biomedical Engineering

Emily Hamman

Hometown: Milton, WI

Emily is currently on co-op with Zimmer Biomet, working in the Upper Extremities department. Aside from WE Link, Emily is involved in Phi Mu Sorority, Biomedical Engineering Society, Purdue Society of Women Engineers, and Paint Crew and plans to study abroad in Barcelona this Summer. On campus Emily has worked as an Engr 131 teaching assistant (TA) and Starbucks barista, and plans to work as an Engr 132 TA when she is back. In her free time, Emily enjoys working out, reading, and supporting Purdue sports.

"I love WE Link because it has allowed me to develop leadership and communication skills and express to prospective students why Purdue WIEP is an awesome program of which to be a part!"

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