IISE Ambassadors

Abby O'Donnell, Ambassador Director

Hi my name is Abby O’Donnell, I’m from Boston, MA and am currently a junior here at Purdue. I chose IE because I knew I would have so many options for a career path with an IE degree and would really be able to make an impact in whichever area I ended up choosing. Also, I love the fact that it can be a more “social” engineering and will allow me to interact with people from all areas of a company. Feel free to reach out to ask questions or chat about IE or Purdue in general!

 

Interests: Sports, skiing, reading, finding good food

Areas of Interest: Manufacturing, Supply Chain

Involvements: IISE, Greek Life, Club Lacrosse, Purdue and Intramural Sports

 

Email: odonne27@purdue.edu

Nick Bharadwaj

Hey I’m Nick! I’m a Junior majoring in Industrial Engineering, and I’m from Dallas, TX. Going into college, I wasn’t quite sure about what I wanted to focus on in engineering. After coming to Purdue, I chose Industrial Engineering because of how it combines both of my biggest interests (business and engineering), and also allows me to go into a range of industries after I graduate. Feel free to reach out to me if you’ve got any questions about Purdue/college life, or if you just want to have a conversation about anything related to Industrial Engineering!

 

Interests: Purdue Sports, Dallas Cowboys/Mavericks, Cooking, Traveling.

Involvements: Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers, Purdue Student Government

 

Email: bharadwn@purdue.edu

Jimmy Frusciante

Hi, my name is Jimmy Frusciante and I am a junior from Madison, WI studying Industrial Engineering while also earning a minor in Management. I chose Industrial Engineering because it bridges together the interpersonal skills of business with the complex problemsolving abilities of an engineer. Industrial engineers work to improve systems in order to guarantee the best results. While at Purdue I have been able to balance academics and great social experiences. Feel free to reach out to me regarding anything from academic questions to life at Purdue!

 

Interests: Anything sports, cards, music, lifting

Involvements at Purdue: Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers, PurdueTHINK Consulting, Purdue Interfraternity Council, Greek life, Intramurals

 

Email: jfruscia@purdue.edu

Sam Gentry

Hello, my name is Sam Gentry! I am a sophomore in Industrial Engineering, and I am from a small town called Brazil, Indiana. When I came to Purdue, I intended on pursuing mechanical engineering, but I was won over to industrial by its ability to combine people, business, and technology. I definitely made the right decision for me, as I find all of my classes and the industrial engineering discipline extremely interesting. Feel free to reach out with any questions about industrial engineering, Purdue, or college in general!

 

Interests: Sports Travel Hiking / Rock Climbing

Involvements at Purdue: New Student (BGR) Leader Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineering Greek Life Intramural Sports

 

Email: gentry29@purdue.edu

Katie Lux

Hi y’all, my name is Katie! I’m currently a junior studying Industrial Engineering with a minor in Statistics! I’m from Shelbyville, IN. One of the biggest reasons I chose IE was that I felt as if IE could help me mix business and engineering, and also make lasting impacts on those around me. My internship this past summer was with Trane Technologies as a Technical Sales Intern, and through this, I found an opportunity to connect with others every day, while utilizing my background in IE. With that, I could see my career going many different ways, and what I love about IE is that I feel prepared for any route my career could take! Please feel more than welcome to reach out to me if you want to talk about anything or get coffee and chat!

 

Interests: thrifting, rollerblading, running, hiking, photography, getting coffee

Involvements at Purdue: Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers, Boiler Gold Rush (Team Supervisor, Team Leader), Greek Life, Women in Engineering

 

Email: lux3@purdue.edu

Claire Standhart

Hi everyone! My name is Claire Standhart, I’m from Cincinnati, Ohio and I’m currently a junior here at Purdue. I chose to pursue industrial engineering because of the universal skillset and opportunity to understand the intersection between business and engineering. I’ve always been interested in consulting, and studying IE has been critical in helping me gain experience in that field. Understanding the technical side of a business gives candidates such a great advantage! Feel free to reach out with any questions about IE or Purdue in general!

 

Interests: swimming, hiking, baking

Areas of Interest: Consulting, Supply Chain

Involvements: IISE, Peer Success Coaching, Resident Assistant

 

Email: cstandha@purdue.edu

Eduardo Aramayo

Hi! My name is Eduardo Aramayo. I am a junior studying Industrial Engineering and I am an international student from Santa Cruz, Bolivia. I decided to major in Industrial Engineering because of the complete set of skills that its curriculum offers. I have always been interested in technology, business, and logistics; and IE fits my career plans perfectly. I also love the idea that an Industrial Engineer can work in many areas and industries. Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions!

 

Interests: Soccer, movies, photography, travel

Involvement: IISE, GEARE (Study Abroad Program), Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

 

Email: earamayo@purdue.edu

Nevin Mendis

Hi, I'm Nevin! I am a junior from Philadelphia, PA majoring in Industrial Engineering and minoring in Management. The reason I chose IE as my major is because I am interested in the applications of engineering, economics, and statistics - and the intersection between technology and problem-solving. Frankly, I am interested in a lot, and I could see my career going down many different career paths - which I'm fine with! Having an IE background gives me the ability to have an education that is perfect for me to thrive in many different spaces, and in many different ways. Feel free to reach out to me with questions about anything!

 

Interests: Cooking, Philadelphia sports, board games 

Areas of Interest: consulting, data analytics

Involvements at Purdue: Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers, Purdue Solutions Consulting, Sports Analytics Club, “Engineering in the World of Data” Learning Community

 

Email: nmendis@purdue.edu

Rachel DeHart

Hello, my name is Rachel and I am a junior from Battle Creek, MI studying Industrial Engineering. I chose Industrial Engineering because it is the engineering focused on the humans in a process. Industrial engineers work with the people in a system, to improve production, cost efficiency, and safety. I’ve interned for Walt Disney World, Siemens and Denso Manufacturing. Please feel free to reach out to me with questions!

 

Interests: Dance, Swimming, Watching Disney Movies Involvements at Purdue: Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Industrial Engineering Honor Society – Alpha Pi Mu, Disney Appreciation Club, Purdue Boxing Club

 

Email: rdehart@purdue.edu

Gabby Nyce

Hi, my name is Gabby! I am currently a sophomore from Zionsville, IN studying Industrial Engineering with minors in Management and Computer Science. Coming into Purdue, I planned to go into Chemical Engineering but ultimately changed my mind because I was drawn to the variety of opportunities that Industrial Engineering provides. I chose Industrial Engineering because it brings together the business world and the engineering world. With IE, I am able to combine my love of people and problem solving in order to make an impact on the world around me. Please feel free to reach out to me about anything, I would love to help in any way I can!

 

Interests: Music, Travel, Basketball, Card games

Involvements at Purdue: Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers, Greek Life, Women in Engineering/SWE, Goss Scholars Leadership Council

 

Email: gnyce@purdue.edu

Aneesh Singh

Hi, my name is Aneesh! I am a junior studying Industrial Engineering and I am from Cincinnati, Ohio. I chose Industrial Engineering because of the emphasize on data analytics. Within IE I have the opportunity to take advantage of world’s endless supply of data by applying it towards the improvement of all kinds of engineering systems, ranging from factories and robotics to spaceships and microchips. The IE curriculum has allowed me to take a diverse set of classes which come together to form, in my opinion, the most unique and future-facing engineering discipline! Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns!

 

Interests: Basketball, Tennis, Hiking, Rafting

Areas of Interest: Data-analytics, business strategy, consulting

Involvement: IISE, Purdue Solutions, EPICS, IE Research

 

Email: singh521@purdue.edu

Allison Galitz

Hi, I’m Allison Galitz and I’m from Glen Ellyn, IL. In addition to the Industrial Engineering curriculum, I am pursuing a minor in Computer Science. I chose IE because of the flexibility it offers in terms of which industry I can work in. I am interested in how the union of business and technology can help companies optimize their operations and IE gives me the skill set to do so. I love solving problems and finding ways to make processes better! Reach out with any questions about Purdue or IE!

 

Interests: Personal: Hiking, Chicago sports, photography

Areas of Interest: Manufacturing, Supply Chain & Logistics, Consulting

Involvements: IISE, Greek Life, PurdueTHINK, Purdue Solutions

 

Email: agalitz@purdue.edu

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