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STAFF SPOTLIGHT Josh Roadruck

Erin Schultz

Preethi Vaidyanathan

ACADEMIC ADVISOR

ACADEMIC ADVISOR

ACADEMIC ADVISOR

Degrees: Bachelor’s in English education and master’s in educational leadership, both from Purdue.

Degrees: Bachelor’s in English education from Purdue and master’s in school counseling from IUPUI.

How long have you worked for the College of Education? I’ve been at the College of Education since late spring in 2018.

How long have you worked for the College of Education? In July 2010, I started at Purdue as an academic advisor in the College of Education.

Degrees: Bachelor’s in electronics from Bangalore University and master’s in professional practice and design in education from Mysore University.

What do you enjoy most about your job? I enjoy working directly with the students. They are so kind and pleasant to be around. I enjoy learning about their backgrounds, hearing their stories and watching them grow as they progress through college.

What do you enjoy most about your job? Every day, I appreciate meeting with students and learning about their passion in education. I enjoy getting to know them as incoming freshmen and being a support throughout their college career and beyond. It is my mission to connect with students individually and help personalize their plan to meet their goals.

What do you do outside the office for fun? I love playing with my daughters around the house, going on vacation (and staycation), and watching the Boilers, Cubs, Colts and Pacers. I like to squeeze in some yard work and reading for fun when possible.

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What do you do outside the office for fun? My hobbies include spending time with my family, lake activities, reading, jogging, hot yoga and traveling.

How long have you worked for the College of Education? I’ve been at the College of Education since the beginning of June 2019. What do you enjoy most about your job? The most enjoyable part of my job is meeting and interacting with students — not only working with them on their course requirements but also listening, understanding and helping them attain their goals. I have worked for more than a decade with younger children, teaching elementary and middle school, and I now look forward to working with young adults. What do you do outside the office for fun? I love to cook and bake, and I write a food blog. I enjoy spending time with family and friends. I love to travel, read books, watch television, grow vegetables and herbs, and go for a walk or a hike.

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