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IISE Ambassadors

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Emma Conklin-Yokel
Ambassador Director

Hi! My name is Emma Conklin-Yokel and I am from Bloomington, IL. I am a junior in IE with a minor in management. Ever since I heard about Purdue's Industrial Engineering program at an event during my senior year of high school, I knew it was for me. I was already very interested in the work engineers did but didn't know exactly what major my specific passions and strengths fit into. Industrial Engineering provided the perfect combination of technical engineering concepts paired with business, optimization, and statistics courses that really interested me. I have really enjoyed my IE coursework and am so grateful for all of the potential career paths my degree will offer me. Whether I go into manufacturing, consulting, or supply chain, I know my IE degree has prepared me well. Feel free to reach out to me with any questions you have about IE at Purdue!


Interests: reading, yoga, cooking, pickle ball

Fields of Interest: Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Consulting

Involvements: Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers, Women in Engineering Outreach

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Caroline Cudney

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Maddie McNarney

Hello! My name is Caroline Cudney, and I am a junior in Industrial Engineering from St. Louis, MO. I am also working towards a minor in Psychology and Certificate in Collaborative Leadership. I grew up learning about IE because of my mom, and I knew it would be a good fit because I love solving problems dealing with efficiency and optimization. I enjoy the broad applications of IE that gives opportunities to work in many different industries and a variety of roles, so I can ensure I am always learning new skills and having new experiences. Please reach out with any questions you may have!


Interests: Reading, dance, traveling, rowing

Fields of Interest: Operations and data analytics

Involvements: IISE, Higher Ground Dance, FSCL Life

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Will Tenuta

Hi, I’m Will Tenuta. I’m a junior in IE with a minor in management. I’m from Orland Park, IL and I chose IE because of the diverse and technical skill set the Industrial Engineering Program at Purdue provides. My favorite part about Purdue IE would be the people. I’m fortunate to get to interact with so many talented individuals, from students to staff, on a daily basis!

Interests: Working out, watching baseball, traveling

Fields of Interest: Management/Tech Consulting

Involvements: PurdueTHINK, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Purdue CCO, IISE

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Hello! My name is Halle Lin, and I’m from Houston, TX. Currently I am a Junior studying Industrial Engineering with a minor in psychology. I have always had a process focused mindset, which combined with my drive for continuous improvement, led me to Industrial Engineering. I specifically chose Purdue IE because I knew that I would not only have the opportunity to learn about the field that I have come to love, but also be constantly challenged to better myself and my skills. After Purdue, I am looking forward to exploring the immense variety of career options!


Interests: Reading, baking, and crocheting

Involvements: Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers, Women in Engineering Program, Goss Scholars Learning Community

Hi, my name is Maddie McNarney, and I am from Fishers, Indiana, a suburb of Indianapolis. I am currently a junior studying Industrial Engineering with a minor in Management and Certificate in Data Analysis. I was drawn to IE because of the endless possibilities of jobs it gives me for after graduation and because I love the way that it perfectly combines business and engineering. More importantly everyone I had talked to in IE who was a senior absolutely loved it. Feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns!


Interests: Running, reading, hiking, dogs, skiing, yoga, the outdoors

Involvements: Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers, Women in Engineering Program, Purdue Old Masters, Greek Life, Purdue Ski and Snowboard Club

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Mitchell Rose

Hi, I'm Mitchell Rose from Plymouth, Indiana. I am a senior in Industrial Engineering and actually transferred from another school to start my sophomore year and it was the best decision I've ever made! I chose IE because I know how diverse of a career I could have with it. With IE I hope to be able to apply my skills to some impactful cause, hopefully in a field that fights climate change or makes peoples’ lives better. As a junior I've already seen how I can employ my skills in the real world through my two internships which is very exciting! Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions about IE or some of my fields of interest!

Interests: Running, Climate Change, Freakonomics Podcast

Fields of Interest: Economics, Environment, Human Factors

Involvements: Institute of Industrial and System Engineers, Purdue Electric Racing, Beta Theta Pi Fraternity, Purdue Run Club

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Charlene Fibbe

I am from Hamilton Massachusetts which is 30 minutes north of Boston. I am currently a sophomore at Purdue University studying Industrial Engineering with a certificate in Entrepreneurship. I chose IE because it is the perfect balance between business and engineering and can be applied to any industry. I also appreciate how IE has so many different career routes within its major.


Interests: outdoors, baking, scenic walks

Fields of Interest: Lean Manufacturing, Optimization, Consumer Product Manufacturing, Supply Chain

Involvements: Women in Engineering Mentor Mentee, IISE, Social Sorority, Purdue Outing Club

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Hi, my name is Ella Malik and I am from Palatine, Illinois. I am a junior studying Industrial Engineering with a minor in Management. The technical and business aspects of IE appealed to me. Industrial Engineering courses at Purdue provide challenges that help develop the critical thinking skills that are crucial in the field when IEs implement or improve systems. My passion for IE continues to grow as I am exposed to the endless opportunities that IE has to offer!


Interests: Reading, working out, hiking

Involvements: Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers, Society of Women Engineers, A Cause for Paws, ACE Campus Food Pantry, Professional Practice Ambassadors

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Hello, my name is Joy Davis, and I am from Crawfordsville, Indiana (only 30 minutes South of Purdue!). I am currently a sophomore studying Industrial Engineering with a minor in Sustainable Engineering. I chose IE because I love the way that it combines business and engineering and focuses on the people who are affected by engineering decisions. I also love the broadness of IE- you can go anywhere with an IE degree! Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions about IE or any of my other involvements!

Interests: Longboarding, tennis, cooking, coffee, anything outside!

Fields of Interest: Environmental Sustainability, Automotive Manufacturing, Supply Chain

Involvements: Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers, Campus House Student Council, Greyhouse Shift Leader

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Hey! I'm Ian, a Junior in Industrial Engineering from South Pasadena, CA. I am minoring in Global Engineering Studies, and I am pursuing the Certificate of Collaborative Leadership. Like many, I did not anticipate choosing IE as my major when I entered college. However, after completing design projects during my freshman year, I fell in love with the harmony of physical design and software development. Naturally, this led me to Industrial Engineering. I know that I will utilize the skills that I learn at Purdue throughout my career and personal life, because that's the beauty of IE. I'm happy to answer any questions you may have, so please reach out!

Interests: Geography, Vexillology, Fitness, Purdue Sports

Fields of Interest: Aviation, Alternative Energy, Transportation

Involvements: Phi Sigma Kappa, Boilermaker Consulting Group, GEARE

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