Executive Board

Executive Board

The executive board is the backbone of Purdue University Dance Marathon. Meet the individuals who are hard at work preparing for the Dance Marathon.

Previous years: 2012 | 2013

Justine Geisler : President
Justine Geisler

Hi! My name is Justine Geisler and I am incredibly excited and honored to be PUDM 2014’s President. PUDM has changed my life for the better and I am humbled to be leading an organization that spreads hope across this campus while bettering the lives of the children and their families at Riley Hospital for Children. My journey through PUDM started at my High School in my hometown of Monticello, IN. It continued once I came to Purdue by being a dancer, committee member of Athletic Outreach and last year I was an Executive for Mini Marathons! I am studying Hospitality and Tourism Management and will be graduating in Spring 2015. Outside of school, PUDM and work, I love to hang out with my two younger brothers, my friends, volunteer at my local church, listen to music and run! I am beyond excited to see what this year has to bring for PUDM and Riley Hospital for Children! Dream Big, For The Kids, Always!

Kyle Marpe : Vice President - External
Kyle Marpe
Vice President - External

My name is Kyle Marpe and I have the pleasure of being PUDM 2014’s Vice President of External Relations. I am extremely humbled to be in such a wonderful position to make a difference in a countless number of lives. I have the pleasure of leading 8 talented Executives with PUDM outreach and creating mutually beneficial relationships with those outside of PUDM. I am currently majoring in Civil Engineering and expect to graduate in Spring 2015. I live my life day by day, smile by smile, and I am always looking for the next adventure. Lastly, I am beyond excited to see all that we are able to accomplish this year FTK! Dream Big Always!

Alyssa Casselman : Vice President - Internal
Alyssa Casselman
Vice President - Internal

Hello! My name is Alyssa Casselman and I am the Vice President Internal for PUDM 2014. I am from Kendallville, IN and will be graduating in May 2015 with a degree in Elementary Education. When I am not working on PUDM, I love spending time with my family and friends. I joined PUDM Freshman year as a dancer and immediately knew it was the perfect thing for me to be involved in. Sophomore year I was on a committee and last year as a Junior I had the wonderful opportunity to be on the Executive Board. This will be my 4th year with PUDM and I grow to love our organization more each day. We work to provide hope and support for the families at Riley Hospital for Children. I am absolutely honored to be planning this years marathon with the amazing internal team and be working with each of our incredible executives. Boiler Up, FTK!

Taylor Webb : Vice President - Finance
Taylor Webb
Vice President - Finance

Hello! I am so honored to be serving as the 2014 Vice President of Finance for PUDM. In 2013 I was blessed enough to serve as the Special Events Executive. I am eager to see all that this year has to bring for PUDM. I know that the team that we have this is going to do incredible things for the kids. I have the pleasure of leading 8 Executives as they do all they can to raise funds benefiting Riley Hospital for Children. I dance for those that have to continue fighting even after our 18 hour stand is over. I dance to bring hope so that one day we can dance for joy. I am currently studying a dual major in Special Education and Elementary Education and I am expected to graduate in the spring of 2016. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my sisters in Ann Tweedale Cooperative and watching Grey's Anatomy on Netflix. I enjoy running and taking naps. FTK! FTC! Never, ever stop dreaming big.

Alyssa Fields : Fundraising
Alyssa Fields

Hi, my name is Alyssa Fields and I am the Fundraising Executive for PUDM 2014. I am from Indianapolis, IN and will be graduating in May 2015 with a degree in Psychology with a minor in OLS. After school, I am hoping to go into Human Resources. In my spare time, I love reading, watching Netflix, and spending time with my friends, family, and sisters in Phi Mu. I have mild obsessions with Disney, my puggle named Sophie, ice cream, and all things PUDM. My PUDM journey began in 2011 when I was a dancer. Because Children’s Miracle Network is also my sorority’s philanthropy, participation in PUDM was highly encouraged. After my first year, and seeing the exec in the Dream Big circle at the end, I was hooked. My second year I served on the inaugural Athletic Outreach committee, and I was on the Fundraising committee for my third year. Because I knew 2014 was unfortunately going to be my final PUDM (as an undergrad at least), I decided to join the Executive Board. I am beyond ecstatic for the miracles to come this year, and to see everything come together for PUDM 2014. Get ready, because we are dreamers, and this year, we are DREAMING BIG, FTK!

Kelcie Scoville : Riley Development
Kelcie Scoville
Riley Development

Hello! My name is Kelcie Scoville and I am one of two Riley Development Executives for PUDM 2014! I am beyond grateful for this opportunity as PUDM has been the most rewarding experience in my time at Purdue. I’m from Los Lunas, NM, majoring in Public Health Promotions with a minor in Psychology and am set to graduate December 2014. I'm still unsure of what I want to do next (stay at Purdue forever, do PUDM forever) but I know it involves grad school and working with kids. I consider myself to have a motherly personality but am also a child at heart. I have spent the last four dance marathons as first a dancer and then as a committee member on Dancer Relations, Mini Marathons, and Riley Development. Last year was the best one yet because as a part of the Riley Development committee I was able to get to know our wonderful families and I can’t wait to strengthen my relationships with them this year. In what little free time I do have I enjoy weight lifting, reading, watching Netflix, documenting every moment via pictures, and spending quality time with the ones who mean the most to me. It’s never too late to get involved so join PUDM today and do something bigger than yourself, FTK!

Lauren Shapiro : Riley Development
Lauren Shapiro
Riley Development

Hi everyone! I am so excited to have the opportunity to serve as one of the Riley Development Executives for PUDM 2014! I am from Plano, TX and I am majoring in Biology with a concentration in Health & Disease. Once I graduate from Purdue in May 2015, I am hoping to attend an Accelerated Second Degree Program in Nursing. Throughout my PUDM journey, I have been a dancer as well as a member of the Riley Development committee. I loved my time on Riley D because I had the unique opportunity to meet and learn about many of our Riley families. It was so inspiring to hear about everything that they had gone through that led them to where they are now. When I am not busy with studying, PUDM, and my sorority, I like to watch Netflix, run, and mostly sleep. I am so excited to see all the miracles that are in store for PUDM 2014! FTK!

Courtney Smith : Public Relations
Courtney Smith
Public Relations

Hi everyone! I am beyond honored and excited to be the PUDM 2014 Public Relations Executive. I am a junior from THE Columbus, IN, majoring in - well quite frankly - Public Relations and minoring in Spanish. I love my family, pizza, and college basketball. I started my DM journey on the PR committee freshman year and loved it so much, I kept coming back for more. Each year has brought me a truly life changing experience, and I look forward to what this amazing journey has in store for all of us! Dreaming Big, For the Kids!

Candace Popp : Morale Co-Chair
Candace Popp
Morale Co-Chair

Hello! My name is Candace Popp and I am overjoyed to be one of the Morale Executives for PUDM 2014! From Memphis, Indiana, I am majoring in Agricultural Engineering with plans to graduate in spring of 2016. This will be my third dance marathon, as I was blessed to serve as the Merchandise Executive on the 2013 Executive Board, and was a Morale Committee member my freshman year. My family and friends are my strength and reason to smile. I am trying to capture every single moment and enjoy the little things in life, because when we look back they are the big things! Purdue University Dance Marathon has given me my family here in West Lafayette and has been my home away from home. Each year means there are more miracles to be made and more dreams to aspire towards! I dance for the kids and families who are my heroes. I dance to help create more smiles and memories. One day we will dance for joy, but until then we dance for hope! Dreaming Big, For The Kids, Always!!!

Tim Rohrbach : Morale Co-Chair
Tim Rohrbach
Morale Co-Chair

My name is Tim Rohrbach and I am ecstatic to serve PUDM and Riley Hospital for Children as one of this year’s Morale Committee Executives! This will be my third Dance Marathon. It took me longer than most, but once the true meaning of FTK finally clicked I was changed forever. Born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana, I am currently a Junior at Purdue studying Industrial Engineering. I have no idea what I want to do coming out of college, but right now I am happy to pour my passion into life as it comes. I firmly believe that we all exist not as individuals but as a community, and I constantly strive to live my life accordingly. I absolutely adore nature (especially the wilderness), low-ropes courses, public speaking, Mexican food, and philosophy; I think human beings are pretty neat; I sometimes dabble in wood-working; and I have recently discovered that I do in fact have a little bit of musical talent. Go figure! Honestly, I could not have asked for a more exciting opportunity than to be a part of this organization. Thinking about the year ahead often gives me chills. Dreaming Big For The Kids! Always.

Jacqueline Fegan : Operations
Jacqueline Fegan

Hello! My name is Jacqueline Fegan and I am honored to be the PUDM 2014 Operations Executive! I am from Chicago, IL (yes within city limits!) and I will be graduating in May 2015 with a degree in nursing. I love to watch movies, eat M&M McFlurries, and of course, dance! My DM tour began 4 years ago with being a dancer and then slowly progressed through the Operations Committee to bring me to my current Operations position on the Executive Board. Being a part of dance marathon throughout my entire collegiate career has been the journey of a lifetime and I would not trade it for the world. I have experienced so much and the Riley children and their families have taught me so many lessons. I am forever indebted to the experiences that are dance marathon. PUDM 2014 will be my last marathon as an undergrad but certainly not the least! I am beyond excited to see all the wondrous miracles our 2014 marathon will bring. Stay tuned for all the dreaming BIG!

Aharon Hannan : Technology
Aharon Hannan

Hi everyone! My name is Aharon Hannan, and I am serving as the Technology Executive for PUDM 2014. Words cannot describe how excited I am to work with PUDM and help improve the organization using technology! It is important to have information at our fingertips, so I am in charge of helping push out information about PUDM and our events via our website. If you are in need of any assistance in that regard, feel free to send me an email! Now for a little about me: I am from Fishers, Indiana, a suburb of Indianapolis. I am currently studying Computer Engineering with a minor in Computer Information Technology, and am expecting to graduate in the Spring of 2015. Outside of PUDM, I enjoy biking, bowling, running, and playing tennis! I have to admit, it is hard to not think of PUDM outside of schoolwork though! Based on enthusiasm from the executive board, directors, and committee members, I can tell this is going to be a great year! As always, Dream Big! FTK!

Anna Kacius : Student Organizations Outreach
Anna Kacius
Student Organizations Outreach

Hey there! My name is Anna Kacius, and I am beyond excited to be chosen as this year’s Student Organizations Outreach Executive! This is my fourth year with dance marathon. Freshman year I was a dancer, and I fell in love from the minute I arrived. Since then I’ve had the opportunity to be a part of the Athletic Outreach Committee and Student Organizations Outreach Committee. As the SOO Exec this year, I cannot wait to see all the new relationships PUDM can form with other amazing groups on campus and get as many other organizations as possible to experience the thrill of the marathon! When I’m not thinking about PUDM I can usually be found in the Mechanical Engineering building(I will be graduating with a degree in Mechanical Engineering in May 2015), going for a run (I just ran my first marathon last fall and am looking forward to running Boston next year!), laughing with my family and friends, or eating ice cream(Hit me up if you’re ever looking for a buddy to grab ice cream) I can’t wait to see what this year brings for PUDM and all we can do for our amazing Riley children :)

Lauren Lalioff : Corporate
Lauren Lalioff

Hello everyone! My name is Lauren Lalioff, and I am incredibly honored to serve as the Corporate Relations Executive for PUDM 2014!! I am from Fishers, Indiana and will graduate in May 2016 with a major in Medical Laboratory Science and minors in forensic science and Spanish.  I love to watch Disney movies, get Cold Stone ice cream, and play in the snow (if I could do it every day I would!), and of course PUDM! My family means everything to me, and I wouldn’t be who I am today without the support from my younger brother and sister.  I dance for all the brothers, sisters, daughters, and sons who can’t.  My enthusiasm for Dance Marathon began back when I was a junior at Fishers High School, and I’ve been hooked ever since! Dance Marathon has given me so many amazing experiences, and I can’t wait to see what PUDM has in store for me this year!  Corporate Relations works to partner with corporations and small businesses in order to obtain sponsorships for the marathon, special events, dancer bags, and so much more!  I’m extremely excited to see all the new partnerships PUDM will develop this year through the Corporate Relations Committee! Dream Big! FTK!

Brittany Siegler : Mini Marathons Co-Chair
Brittany Siegler
Mini Marathons Co-Chair

Hey everyone! I’m Brittany Siegler and I’m super stoked to be one of the two Mini Marathons Executives for PUDM 2014. This will be my eighth Dance Marathon. I fell in love with Dance Marathon in high school and was involved all four years. The past three years I have enjoyed being a part of PUDM. Every day I fall more and more in love with PUDM and the kids at Riley Hospital for Children. I am currently majoring in Hospitality and Tourism Management and plan on graduating in the spring of 2015. My home town is Indianapolis and I could not have been as passionate about Dance Marathon if it wasn’t for my family supporting me along the way. When I am not working on PUDM, I enjoy spending time with the amazing friends I have made in my sorority Alpha Chi Omega. I serve on the executive board for my chapter. The love and support I receive from the members is unreal. I am thrilled to be working with the high schools to set up their own marathons, and I cannot wait to see what this year brings for PUDM. Dream Big, For the Kids!

Paul Olis : Mini Marathons Co-Chair
Paul Olis
Mini Marathons Co-Chair

My name is Paul Olis, and I am one of two Mini Marathons Executives for PUDM 2014. I have already had an amazing time with my fellow execs, and I cannot wait to see where our journey continues! I could not have asked for a better co-exec, and I am eager to see what the Minis Committee can accomplish this year! My experiences with PUDM as a dancer in my first year and a committee member on Minis last year have been inspiring, and I am only halfway done! I am majoring in Mechanical Engineering and minoring in Spanish, and I am expected to graduate in 2016. I am from Merrillville, IN, and I am the proud, new uncle and godfather of the cutest baby ever. I also like to collect movies, and I am a MASSIVE Disney fanatic! PUDM has given me the unique opportunity to witness the impact that is being made at Riley Hospital for Children for kids everywhere. Through my short time with PUDM so far, I have already gained awesome friends and role models, and in my remaining two marathons I can only hope to do as much as I possibly can FOR THE KIDS!

Whitney Popp : Entertainment
Whitney Popp

My name is Whitney Popp, and I am honored to serve as the Entertainment Executive for PUDM 2014! I am from Memphis, Indiana and will graduate in December 2014 with degrees in Occupational Health Sciences and Environmental Health Sciences with minors in Biology, Sociology, and OLS. This is my third time serving on the PUDM Executive Board, having previously served as the Morale Executive and Merchandise Executive. This year I have the opportunity to express my love of music and entertainment while bringing my creativity to the marathon with my position! Throughout my time with this amazing organization, I have watched PUDM triple in size and contribute to countless miracles at Riley Hospital for Children. The opportunity to serve once again on the Executive Board means the world to me. This is my opportunity to give back for all of the blessings that I have in my life. When I look back at my college career, the relationships I have built through PUDM and the impact that I have been able to make on the organization will be some of my most cherished memories. Here’s to my last dance marathon! Dreaming BIG, always FTK.

Joe Fehribach : Greek Relations Co-Chair
Joe Fehribach
Greek Relations Co-Chair

Hey everyone, Joe Fehribach here. I am so pumped to be an Executive for the Greek Relations Committee this year! I am from Indianapolis, IN, studying Civil Engineering and I will hopefully be going into law school after I graduate in 2015. For the past two Dance Marathons I have been a committee member on the Greek Relations Committee. Right now my passion is PUDM but I am also a brother in Phi Gamma Delta. I really enjoy doing active things and on any given day you can find me at the gym, running, wakeboarding, sailing, traveling, skiing, scuba diving and everything in between. I like to live my life with the mindset of giving 110% in everything that I do.  I am truly blessed to be a part of all of the amazing things that PUDM 2014 will accomplish and I am so happy to be working with all of the other awesome Execs! FTK ALL DAY! Dream Big, For the kids.

Amanda Coons : Greek Relations Co-Chair
Amanda Coons
Greek Relations Co-Chair

Hi! My name is Amanda Coons and I am honored to be one of the co-chairs for Greek Relations! There are no words to describe how grateful I am for the opportunity to be a part of the PUDM 2014 Executive Board! I am from Hobart, Indiana and I am studying Biology with hopes of attending medical school after I graduate in 2015. I have been involved in Dance Marathon for 3 years: first as a dancer, then a Riley Development Committee Member, and then as a Moraler! Family means the world to me so follow me on Twitter @acoona_matataa to see cute pictures of my nieces :) I’m thankful to have found a family at Purdue in Kappa Kappa Gamma. I love genuine conversation over coffee, adventure, and watching football on Sundays. I’m sort of competitive (Ok…REALLY competitive) so you can find me playing intramural sports or on Twitter wondering how my tactically assembled fantasy football team fails me week in and week out. I am humbled to be a part of an organization that works every day to provide kids with hope and a reason to smile. I’m surrounded by 27 of the most selfless people I have ever met and I am beyond excited to see all that we accomplish FTK!

Luke Smedley : New Student Outreach
Luke Smedley
New Student Outreach

Hello everyone! My name is Luke Smedley, and I am this year’s New Student Outreach Executive! I am a Doctor of Pharmacy student from Stilesville, IN, and I am planning on graduating in 2017. After being in the dark, and not going to PUDM 2011 and 2012, I saw the light and joined the Morale committee for PUDM 2013! Unfortunately I had to leave the Morale committee in the fall, but then I got the awesome opportunity to join the Dancer Relations committee! Outside of PUDM, I am also an RA at Hillenbrand Hall. I enjoy reading (when I get the time), watching Netflix obsessively, talking to my dogs (Sophie and Chloe) over Skype, and spending all of my waking time with my PUDM and RA families. I am addicted to Starbucks and Den Pops, and if you ever deliver either of those to me, you will be my best friend for life (Liquid Luck, no root beer, or a venti mocha, please!). PUDM 2013 was a life-changing experience for me, and I am so excited to give back and dream big FOR THE KIDS this year!

Christian Gatmaitan : Community Outreach
Christian Gatmaitan
Community Outreach

My name is Christian Gatmaitan and I am ridiculously excited to have been given the opportunity to be the Community Outreach Executive for PUDM 2014! The role is kind of fitting, as I’m from West Lafayette (doing laundry at home is awesome, I’ll leave it up to you to decide if my mom does it for me). I’m a brother of Phi Gamma Delta (Fiji) that hopes to finish my undergraduate education in Industrial Engineering in 2017. I love all sports, so you’ll see me signing up for about every intramural league, playing basketball at the co-rec, or talking about whatever game was on last night pretty often. I love to play video games and read if I ever get any free time in my dorm, and back in my heyday I used to pride myself on being the best FIFA player on this side of the Wabash. I play guitar and enjoy few things more than a great dinner or a much needed nap. I’ve been involved with Dance Marathon since I was a freshman in high school, but in terms of college I’m pretty young for an exec and the others definitely don’t let me forget it (Luke)! Learning from the other great execs and all of quad has been and will continue to be life-changing, and I cannot wait to see what we all can accomplish this year FTK!

Brian Holcombe : Athletic Outreach
Brian Holcombe
Athletic Outreach

Hey everyone my name is Brian Alexander Holcombe, and this year I have the privilege to be serving as the Athletic Outreach Executive! Quick facts about   me, I am a Sophomore studying Political Science and History. I am from Mulberry, IN which is about 25 minutes from campus. My PUDM history started in 2005 when my family came and shared our Riley story, since then we have been too every Marathon and I of course have fallen  in love. PUDM reaches me on a personal level which causes me have have a strong drive to make the Dream Big circle in the end the most memorable part. Last year I served on Riley D but unfortunately had to step down to just a Dancer in the summer. However I am back and ready to go with the mindset of “Effort, Heart and Determination” as I believe if you put your whole Heart, all your Effort and every ounce of Determination into something, Miracles will happen and Dreams will come true! Let’s make this the best Dance Marathon EVER! FTK!

Kelley Riedy : Alumni & Faculty Outreach
Kelley Riedy
Alumni & Faculty Outreach

Hey fellow dancers of hope. My name is Kelley Riedy and I am incredibly honored to serve as this year’s Alumni and Faculty Outreach Executive for PUDM 2014! Before Purdue I lived in Aurora, OH but I was born in MI and I have also lived in NY, Singapore and Germany. My PUDM journey is a little unconventional, before this year I was involved in PUDM as a committee member of Campus Promotions, the executive for Dancer Relations and a dancer last year due to my co-op work experience. I am both beyond ecstatic and humbled to have been given this position in the organization, PUDM has done so much for me at college and it is great to give back. I am currently pursuing a major in Biomedical Engineering and a minor in German, I am on track to graduate in Spring 2015. I love reading, music, my family, watching movies and TV, goofing around with my friends and PUNS! (I always appreciate a pun, good or bad.) This year my committee will be working to increase PUDM outreach to DM alumni, Purdue alumni, Purdue faculty and staff and all of your lovely parents. Get ready to dance, dream big and make a difference for a great cause! FTK!

Katie Cantrell : Dancer Relations
Katie Cantrell
Dancer Relations

Hello everyone! My name is Katie and I am from Fishers, Indiana. I am studying Public Health with a concentration in global health and enjoy every minute of it.  I am Dancer Relations Executive for PUDM 2014 and couldn’t be more thrilled. I love Dancer Relations because I enjoy spreading my passion PUDM and Riley Hospital for Children. I started dance marathon my senior year of high school and have been obsessed since!  This will be my third marathon with PUDM, and I am excited to stand another 18 hours for the kids. I can’t wait to do all I can for the kids this year. FTK!

Megan Grassl : Catering
Megan Grassl

Hello! My name is Megan Grassl and I am honored to be the Catering Executive for PUDM 2014! I am from Highland, Indiana and will graduate in May of 2015 with a major in both Dietetics and Nutrition, Fitness, & Health. I began my DM journey four marathons ago in 2010 as a dancer and then three wonderful years on committees (Dancer Relations for 2011/2012 and Morale for 2013); however, I cannot wait to spend the 10th year of PUDM as the Catering Executive and help get some amazing food for everyone! My ultimate goal after Purdue and PUDM is to eventually become a Pediatric Dietitian. Outside of PUDM, I enjoy working for the Purdue Writing Lab, being a Team Supervisor for Boiler Gold Rush 2014, reading, doing anything outside, watching movies (especially anything Disney), dancing like a fool even with no music, cooking, and spending as much time as possible with loved ones. PUDM has changed my life in so many ways over the years and I am so unbelievably excited to be a part of such an amazing organization that helps so many Riley kids and families. This year we will be dreaming bigger than ever all FTK!

Amber Callahan : Special Events
Amber Callahan
Special Events

Hello! My name is Amber Callahan and I am honored to be given the opportunity to be this year’s Special Events Executive for PUDM 2014! I’m from Munster, Indiana majoring in Nursing with minors in Child Development and Psychology. I will be graduating in May 2015 and hopefully pursuing my dream as a Pediatric RN. I joined the Special Events committee sophomore year where I fell in love with Dance Marathon and the Riley families. I continued my PUDM journey as a committee captain on Special Events for PUDM 2013. My role as the Special Events Exec will include organizing events like our annual cookout, formal and date auction, among various other events. In addition to PUDM, I love spending time with friends and family, especially my two adorable future boilermaker little brothers! PUDM has forever changed my experience at Purdue and I’m so incredibly excited to be part of an organization that gives so much to Riley Hospital for Children. I can’t wait to DREAM BIG with all of the amazing individuals on the executive board for PUDM 2014! FTK!

Kayla Bacon : Merchandise
Kayla Bacon

Hi! My name is Kayla Bacon and I am so excited and honored to be the Merchandise Executive for PUDM 2014. I ‘ve been a Boilermaker since birth, born and raised in the 765 as a native of Crawfordsville, Indiana, and love Purdue an unhealthy amount thanks to my two alumni parents. I’m studying Human Services with a minor in Art & Design in hopes of becoming a Child Life Specialist and will graduate in 2017. I was previously a member of the Riley Development committee for PUDM 2013 before becoming the Merch Exec, so this is my second year being involved with PUDM. You can usually find me at Starbucks or Greyhouse editing pictures (photography is my passion), eating CheesyBread and drinking unhealthy amounts of Diet Coke with my best friends, shopping at Goodwill, at Kappa Alpha Theta, Pinteresting my life away, or FaceTiming my little sister. I am SO excited to be a part of PUDM 2014 and cannot wait to do ALL that I can FTK this year! PS: you know that adorable Riley Kid of ours named Cassi Bacon? She’s my little sister and best friend!

Katie Curtis : Stewardship & Education
Katie Curtis
Stewardship & Education

Hello! My name is Katie Curtis and I am so excited to have the opportunity to be this year’s Stewardship and Education Executive. I also dedicate my time to being a member of Alpha Chi Omega Sorority, working as a pharmacy technician, and studying for school. I am in the Doctorate of Pharmacy program here at Purdue and am enjoying the challenges of being a professional student. I grew up in Noblesville Indiana with my mom, dad, and older brother who have been my biggest support. We also have a dog and cat that are treated like royalty. I have danced my whole life, so if there is music playing I can almost guarantee I will be dancing to it! I began my PUDM experience freshman year as a dancer. The next two years I served on the Public Relations and then Mini Marathons Committee. It has been amazing to grow with the marathon and I can’t wait to see the amazing things that will come with PUDM 2014!!