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Purdue University

Purdue University (West Lafayette, Indiana)

Undergraduate Population: 33,495
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College Newspaper: Purdue Exponent



Trista Roller
Hometown: Mishawaka, Indiana
High School: Mishawaka High School
Year in College: Class of 2021
Major: Double major in Interior Design and Human Services
Trista’s Places: I am a part of SOC (Student Orientation Committee) for BGR (Boiler Gold Rush 2020) at Purdue University, Intramural volleyball and soccer.
Reach out to Trista on Instagram: @tristanoelle7



Blerton Ferati
Hometown: Pequannock, NJ,
High School: Pequannock Township High School
Year in College: Class of 2021
Major: Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering
Blerton’s Places: Student Orientation Committee, I’ve also been involved with a Design, Build, Fly organization to design and fly a small plane in a national competition, and I was involved with Habitat for Humanity freshman year.
First Generation Student: Yes
Reach out to Blerton on Instagram: @blerton_f



Nikki Slater
Hometown: Maryville, Tennessee
High School Maryville High School
Year in College: Class of 2021
 Hospitality & Tourism Management, School of Languages and Cultures
Nikki’s Places: Boiler Gold Rush - Student Orientation Committee 2020, Chi Omega Sorority
Reach out to Nikki on Instagram @see_you_slater



Three first generation students from the University of Florida join us to talk about how they each found their way to UF. Everyone shares stories of how their family backgrounds put a lot of focus on academic achievement. Daniel talks about making the difficult decision between going to NYU and getting a full ride scholarship to UF. Gabby talks about how she made her first friends on campus and how easy it is to get involved, but she also reveals that it is very easy to get over involved and stretched too thinly. Mombo shares her strategy for finding scholarships to pay for school, including ones that utilize her talent for golf. Everyone shares their most difficult moments and how they worked through them. The panel also thinks about the future and everyone shares their dream job after graduation.

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