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WELink- 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 

Brittany Allen, Junior, Industrial Engineering

Brittany Allen

Hometown: South Elgin, IL

Brittany is a co-chair of the WE Link Recruitment Project Committees, a group of volunteers who work on projects for recruitment.  Besides WE Link, she's involved with Delta Gamma Fraternity and the EPICS Learning Community.  In her free time, Brittany enjoys spending time with family and friends, dancing and listening to music. 

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 recruitment. 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.

Allison Meyer, Senior, Mechanical Engineering

Allison Meyer

Hometown: Raleigh, North Carolina

Allison is in charge of the social media and blogs for WE Link. In addition to WE Link, Allison is a Mechanical Engineering Ambassador, WIEP M&M as a mentor, a member of the Paint Crew and is 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.

LilyAnn Peterson-Gapinski, Senior, Industrial Engineering

LilyAnn Peterson-Gapinski

Hometown:  Mendota Heights, Minnesota

LilyAnn is in charge of the newsletter for WE Link. She has been involved with the Honors Engineering Learning Community, Purdue Society of Women Engineers, Boiler Gold Rush, and the Purdue Co-Op program.  In her free time, LilyAnn enjoys hiking, traveling and fitness.

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. She has had two internships with P&G. While not in class, Megan enjoys hiking, lacrosse, concerts, and hanging out with family and friends.​

Abby Trusler, Senior, Industrial Engineering

Abby Trusler

Hometown: Fishers, Indiana

Abby is in charge of the volunteers of WE Link.  She has been involved in Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority, Institute of Industrial Engineers, intramural sports, and the Purdue Ski and Snowboard club.  She spent the 2016-2017 year interning at Disney and studying abroad in Australia. She has also had internships with Accenture and Deloitte. In her free time, Abby enjoys all things outdoors: hiking, water skiiing, snowboarding, traveling, exploring, running and playing sports.

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