Our Team

Meet the Team

PUDM is the largest philanthropic organization on campus, and it is filled with hundreds of students who want to make a difference for the kids at Riley Hospital for Children.

The organizational structure of PUDM is broken down into four different focuses, each of which controls certain aspects of PUDM including internal affairs, external relations, finances, and membership. The Presidential Board is comprised of our dedicated leaders who help coach, teach, and motivate everyone involved in PUDM, and oversee the focuses. Each focus is further broken down into committees who have certain jobs to ensure PUDM is as successful as it can be. Meet the leaders of our 8 hardworking committees below!

Presidential Board

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Lauren Grumbacher

Lauren Grumbacher

President

What is your Name?

Lauren Grumbacher

What is your position?

President

What is your PUDM email?

president@pudm.org

Where is your hometown?

Carmel, IN

What is your major?

Speech, Language, and Hearing sciences

What is your previous PUDM involvement?

Riley Relations Champion, Fundraising Education Chair, Participant Communications Executive

Why did you want to be an executive?

I was always inspired by the executives that came before me! I wanted to able to love and serve others well through my position. Inspiring current members and connecting them with the Riley Hospital for Children mission is very important to me.

What are your main duties in your position?

I oversee all operations among the organization. I act as the liaison between the University, Riley Hospital for Children, and Purdue Dance Marathon.

What is your favorite PUDM memory?

My favorite memory is during Day of Miracles, seeing our new families bond over how grateful they are for our organization. They felt that PUDM was their home.

Favorite Quote?

“Earn your success based on service to others, not at the expense of others.” – H. Jackson Brown Jr.

What’s a fun fact about you that only you can do/know?

My right thumb is crooked because it got hit when I was playing dodgeball in middle school

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Jacob Hill

Jacob Hill

VP External

What is your Name?

Jacob Hill

 

What is your position?

Vice President of External Affairs

 

What is your PUDM email?

hill480@purdue.edu

 

Where is your hometown?

Carmel, IN

 

What is your major?

Biomedical Engineering

 

What is your previous PUDM involvement?

Campus Relations Champion, International Outreach Chair for Campus Relations, Recruitment Executive

 

Why did you want to be an executive?

I wanted to be on presidential board because of the community and family aspect that I have found over these past three years. Having the ability to lead such an amazing group for a wonderful cause has meant the world to me. I have loved getting to know more about our families as well as how our impact is making a difference for the kids in need.

 

What are your main duties in your position?

My main responsibilities throughout the year as VPX is leading the five executives under the external branch of PUDM. I oversee recruitment of both our committee members and participants. I work with Purdue’s FSCL community through planning external events to get them involved with our organization. Additionally, I look after all of our social media platforms in order to increase our virtual presence as well. I work with an inclusivity focused mindset in order to bring together as many groups and individuals together for our cause.

 

What is your favorite PUDM memory?

My favorite memory last year was doing the final line dance with all of the 2022 executive board members.

 

Favorite Quote?

“​When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way.” -Walt Disney

 

What’s a fun fact about you that only you can do/know?

I currently have 8 dogs at home right now!

 

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Sarah Hauser

Sarah Hauser

VP Internal

What is your Name?

Sarah Hauser

 

What is your position?

Vice President of Internal Affairs

 

What is your PUDM email?

vpinternal@pudm.org

 

Where is your hometown?

Fort Wayne, IN

 

What is your major?

Pharmacy

 

What is your previous PUDM involvement?

Sponsorships CM, Special Events Chair, Special Events Executive

 

Why did you want to be an executive?

I absolutely adored special events and the people on the committee! I loved the creativity and impact of spvents and knew that’s how I wanted to make my impact on the organization.

 

What are your main duties in your position?

I oversee Riley Relations, Morale, Logistics, Special Events, and Merch this year! With that, I get to advocate for our Legacies and Riley Families with all aspects of our organization to make sure that they feel the love from our members. I also help cultivate the marathon experience for all attendees at our 18-hour Dance Marathon in November!

 

What is your favorite PUDM memory?

The last spvents committee meeting of 2022 where we shared about our core memories from the year. Not a dry eye in the room.

 

Favorite Quote?

“In a gentle way, you can shake the world.” -Gandhi

 

What’s a fun fact about you that only you can do/know?

I can crack my ankles pretty much on command. Also, I didn’t know this was weird until a few weeks ago but my fingers are double jointed and can bend pretty far back at the tip.

 

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Natalie Hammond

Natalie Hammond

VP Membership

What is your Name?

Natalie Hammond

 

What is your position?

VP Membership

 

What is your PUDM email?

vpmembership@pudm.org

 

Where is your hometown?

Carmel, IN

 

What is your major?

Nursing

 

What is your previous PUDM involvement?

Campus Relations CM for 2020-2021, Development Exec 2022, VP Membership 2023

 

Why did you want to be an executive?

I have always had the passion for PUDM and raising money for Riley families. I was a Riley kid myself for 18 years, so the hospital is extremely special to me. As I grew up within PUDM, I realized I wanted to make more of an internal impact on the organization, so I became an exec, and now VP!

 

What are your main duties in your position?

I am in charge of creating relationships with every type of member within PUDM including; alumni, new members, returning members, participants, executives, chairs, and donors. My position is special in the way of ensuring everyone feels appreciated, loved, and passionate about our organization.

 

What is your favorite PUDM memory?

Every Bucket Blitz I’ve ever attended 🙂

 

Favorite Quote?

“Do small things with great love”

 

What’s a fun fact about you that only you can do/know?

The harry potter scar on my forehead is from my cat scratching me when I was coloring on him at 2 years old.

 

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Zach Jeffries

Zach Jeffries

VP Finance

What is your Name?

Zachary Jeffries

 

What is your position?

Vice President of Finance

 

What is your PUDM email?

vpfinance@pudm.org

 

Where is your hometown?

Valparaiso, Indiana

 

What is your major?

Human Resource Development

 

What is your previous PUDM involvement?

Special Events Committee Member and Special Events Chair

 

Why did you want to be an executive?

Helping people is one of my passions in life, and PUDM has given me a great avenue to do that. After my first two years, I knew that I wanted to be able to do more good for the organization than I had in years past. This lead me to applying for the Vice President position that I have today.

 

What are your main duties in your position?

My main duties essentially having me help with anything and everything that pertains to money within the organization. As A VP, I primarily am positioned to help my executives in any way that they need. This could be helping planning push days, budgeting how the organization spends our money, helping secure and talk to sponsors, providing guidance with our high school dance marathons and other concepts of that nature.

 

What is your favorite PUDM memory?

My favorite PUDM memory can’t really be quantified into one specific moment, but more just all of the little moments that I get to spend with everyone in this organization. To funny moments in the office, to the huge laughs we have at executive and chamber meetings, to fun car rides, to all of the friendships I’ve made. All of my favorites in PUDM are because of the people I’ve gotten to know because of it.

 

Favorite Quote?

“You can get lost pretending to be someone you’re not. Choose Love!” – Kevin Wanzer

 

What’s a fun fact about you that only you can do/know?

I can’t touch my toes

 

External

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Sarah Foody

Sarah Foody

Productions Media
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Brigid Simek

Brigid Simek

Productions Design

What is your Name?

Brigid Simek

 

What is your position?

Productions Design Executive

 

What is your PUDM email?

design@pudm.org

 

Where is your hometown?

Naperville, IL

 

What is your major?

General Management & Entrepreneurship

 

What is your previous PUDM involvement?

Content Creation Chair

 

Why did you want to be an executive?

I wanted to be an executive to give back to the committee that gave me a home and helped me find my bestest friends on campus; in this position I strive to lead by example and work to the best of my ability to improve PUDM, specifically through art.

 

What are your main duties in your position?

I am responsible for all official PUDM social media accounts, graphics/other promotional materials like flyers and official PUDM packets for sponsorships & fundraising.

 

What is your favorite PUDM memory?

During my first marathon we had decorations all on the outside and inside of the pond (productions media room during the marathon) and the streamers on the door frame kept getting caught in the door and ripping off. Sometime in the night I decided to braid the fallen streamers into my hair and in the laces of my shoes to rep our color track even more since mint was a hard color to find in accessories. This has become a personal tradition of mine that has carried on into the following marathon and I will do so again this year 🙂

 

Favorite Quote?

When I see a bird that walks like a duck and swims like a duck and quacks like a duck, I call that bird a duck. -James Whitcomb Riley

 

What’s a fun fact about you that only you can do/know?

I have watched the movie Tangled over 200 times.

 

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Mike Solmos

Mike Solmos

Student Life

What is your Name?

Mike Solmos

 

What is your position?

Student Life

 

What is your PUDM email?

studentlife@pudm.org

 

Where is your hometown?

Wilmette IL

 

What is your major?

Nuclear Engineering

 

What is your previous PUDM involvement?

New member engagement chair

 

Why did you want to be an executive?

I wanted to have more responsibilities within the program, and I wanted to have a closer relationship with the other members of PUDM

 

What are your main duties in your position?

I am in charge of reaching out to student life groups such as fraternities, sororities and cooperative houses.

 

What is your favorite PUDM memory?

Absolutely being at my first marathon in 2022

 

Favorite Quote?

Treat yourself like you would treat someone you love

 

What’s a fun fact about you that only you can do/know?

I had to get stitches for jumping on a bed singing Can’t Hold Us by Macklemore

 

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Zander Eleftheri

Zander Eleftheri

Recruitment

What is your Name?

Zander Eleftheri

 

What is your position?

Recruitment Executive

 

What is your PUDM email?

Recruitment@pudm.org

 

Where is your hometown?

Carmel IN

 

What is your major?

Chemical Engineering

 

What is your previous PUDM involvement?

FSCL outreach chair last year, Logs CM the year before

 

Why did you want to be an executive?

Cause of the community and friends that I’ve made. Also for the opportunity to have responsibility in a large organization.

 

What are your main duties in your position?

Lead the Recruitment efforts of the general student body, through booths and events.

 

What is your favorite PUDM memory?

When my co-exec made a poor basketball call and ruined my chances in the 3v3 PUDM tournament.

 

Favorite Quote?

“sometimes you gotta crack a couple of eggs, to get somethin done.”

 

What’s a fun fact about you that only you can do/know?

I am the Height Patriarch of my family

 

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Aiden Goen

Aiden Goen

Outreach

What is your Name?

Aiden Goen

 

What is your position?

Outreach Executive

 

What is your PUDM email?

outreach@pudm.org

 

Where is your hometown?

Seymour, IN

 

What is your major?

Computer Engineering

 

What is your previous PUDM involvement?

Special Events Chair and Committee Member

 

Why did you want to be an executive?

I really wanted to still be a part of this amazing family and keep contributing to this amazing cause. I really would’ve accepted any position, I just wanted to be involved!

 

What are your main duties in your position?

My duties involve reaching out to student organizations, residence halls, cultural centers, clubs, athletic teams, etc. to try and connect PUDM with each other and expand our reach on campus to help expand our message.

 

What is your favorite PUDM memory?

The Riley Kid Talent show is by far the moment in PUDM that has touched me the most.

 

Favorite Quote?

Why can’t we make everyday count like it’s the last – Tyler Trent

 

What’s a fun fact about you that only you can do/know?

Growing Up I drank chocolate milk with every single meal

 

Internal

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Lauren Duncan

Lauren Duncan

Logistics

What is your Name?

Lauren Duncan

 

What is your position?

Logistics Executive

 

What is your PUDM email?

logistics@pudm.org

 

Where is your hometown?

Plainfield, IN

 

What is your major?

Biomedical Health Sciences, Pre-PA

 

What is your previous PUDM involvement?

Logistics CM, Entertainment Relations Chair, Logistics Executive

 

Why did you want to be an executive?

I just absolutely loved being a chair and wanted to do even more for this organization. I also have made so many good friends and just wanted to get even further involved with it.

 

What are your main duties in your position?

Lead the Logistics committee and chairs and oversee the dance marathon planning including entertainment, activities, timeline, layout, etc

 

What is your favorite PUDM memory?

Shirley temple pitchers at Applebee’s with the logs

 

Favorite Quote?

“A life lived in love will never be dull” – Leo Buscaglia ​

 

What’s a fun fact about you that only you can do/know?

I’m half-canadian!

 

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Avery Kerr

Avery Kerr

Morale

What is your Name?

Avery Kerr

 

What is your position?

Morale Executive

 

What is your PUDM email?

morale@pudm.org

 

Where is your hometown?

Terre Haute, Indiana

 

What is your major?

Nursing

 

What is your previous PUDM involvement?

Morale Champion, Morale Membership Management Chair

 

Why did you want to be an executive?

After joining morale my freshman year, I instantly felt like I was part of a family that was greater than myself. This organization soon became one of the most important things in my life. I have always and continue to look up to the moralers that have come before me and I knew that one day I wanted to be a leader within morale. I love every single person on morale and am so glad to be able to lead them this year! I also am so proud to be a part of the organization bigger then myself and raise money so that these kids get a chance to just be a kid!

 

What are your main duties in your position?

Create the mix for the line dance, develop a plan for committee member engagement throughout the organization, plan marathon talks, and lead the morale committee!

 

What is your favorite PUDM memory?

My favorite PUDM memory was definitely at a fall bucket blitz! We had a great turn out and so many new champions came to it! We all sat around the campfire, ate s’mores, and it was just so fun to be together!

 

Favorite Quote?

““Real change, enduring change, happens one step at a time.” – Ruth Bader Ginsburg

 

What’s a fun fact about you that only you can do/know?

I have two pet cows that eat gummy worms!

 

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Emily Wood

Emily Wood

Riley Relations

What is your Name?

Emily Wood

 

What is your position?

Riley Relations Executive

 

What is your PUDM email?

rileyrelations@pudm.org

 

Where is your hometown?

Noblesville, IN

 

What is your major?

Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences

 

What is your previous PUDM involvement?

PUDM 2021: Riley Relations Champion, PUDM 2022: Family Relations Chair on Riley Relations Committee

 

Why did you want to be an executive?

As a member of Riley Relations for the last two years, I have seen the impact we can make on our kids and families. I knew being in this role could help me foster lifelong relationships with our families for myself, our committee members, and our organization as a whole.

 

What are your main duties in your position?

As the Riley Relations Executive, I act as a bridge between our organization and our families. I am an advocate and educator for our families that works to keep them at the forefront of all of our efforts.

 

What is your favorite PUDM memory?

My favorite PUDM memory is Dream Big Circle from PUDM 2022. As the Family Relations Chair last year the majority of the marathon I was running around making sure families were ready to share their stories, ensuring that kiddos were ready to perform in the talent show, and ensuring that everything was perfect for our families and their needs. It was a busy night and even though I wanted everything to be perfect, the Dream Big Circle was the moment we were all able to relax and for one last time celebrate everything we had accomplished. What made it even better was that I was surrounded by some of the most inspiring people I know, my best friends, and some of our amazing families. I can’t wait for this year’s Dream Big Circle!

 

Favorite Quote?

“Miracles come in moments. Be ready and willing.” – Wayne Dyer

 

What’s a fun fact about you that only you can do/know?

I am severely claustrophobic… don’t stick me in the third row of a car on a long drive or make me wear tight shoes for an extended period of time.

 

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Rhenn Holliday

Rhenn Holliday

Special Events

What is your Name?

Rhenn Holliday

 

What is your position?

Special Events Executive

 

What is your PUDM email?

specialevents@pudm.org

 

Where is your hometown?

Fort Wayne, IN

 

What is your major?

Biomedical Health Science, Pre-Med

 

What is your previous PUDM involvement?

Special Events Committee Member, Special Events Chair, Conductor

 

Why did you want to be an executive?

I wanted to keep making a difference! I already understand Special Events and have some more ideas that we can plan so that’s why I thought the exec role would be a good option!

 

What are your main duties in your position?

I lead the Special Events Committee. I plan events to engage PUDM members and people around campus. I help plan GOCO​, Riley Kid Birthday party, Trivia Night​, and Prom!

 

What is your favorite PUDM memory?

One of my favorite memory’s was when I went down to Indy with our committee for Bucket Blitz! We ended up staying the night at JHill’s house and were all huddled around a fire pit. Everyone really opened up and it got a little emotional but it was so fun to connect with people in my committee as well as other committee members.

 

Favorite Quote?

​​“There are no mistakes, just happy accidents.’ – Bob Ross

 

What’s a fun fact about you that only you can do/know?

I was homeschooled during part of elementary and middle school :0

 

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Anna Taylor

Anna Taylor

Merchandise

What is your Name?

Anna Taylor

 

What is your position?

Merchandise Executive

 

What is your PUDM email?

merchandise@pudm.org

 

Where is your hometown?

Carmel Indiana

 

What is your major?

Speech Language and Hearing Sciences

 

What is your previous PUDM involvement?

Riley Relations Committee Member and Merchandise Design Chair

 

Why did you want to be an executive?

I wanted to be an executive because I loved my experience as a Merchandise Chair, I love designing the merch and seeing people wearing it all over campus, and I have met so many amazing people through PUDM.

 

What are your main duties in your position?

Creating and designing merchandise and incentives to represent PUDM!

 

What is your favorite PUDM memory?

Seeing everyone run around at the marathon to make our hard work come to life.

 

Favorite Quote?

“We believe in ordinary acts of bravery, in the courage that drives one person to stand up for another” Veronica Roth

 

What’s a fun fact about you that only you can do/know?

I have been to 4 Bryce Vine concerts!!!

 

Finance

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Vivek Chudasama

Vivek Chudasama

Sponsorships Monetary

What is your Name?

Vivek Chudasama

 

What is your position?

Sponsorships Monetary Executive

 

What is your PUDM email?

monetary@pudm.org

 

Where is your hometown?

Mountain View, California

 

What is your major?

Data Science

 

What is your previous PUDM involvement?

Special Events CM, Sponsorships Strategy Chair

 

Why did you want to be an executive?

I wanted to be an executive because I had such a good time as both a committee member and a chair! Being inspired by the executives have been mentors for me was so amazing, and I am so excited for the year yet to come!

 

What are your main duties in your position?

My main duties are reaching out to different companies and forming partnerships with them! I also manage buckets at different local businesses !

 

What is your favorite PUDM memory?

My favorite PUDM memory is probably going to the bucket blitz in Spring 2022! We stayed at one of my exec’s houses in Carmel and had essentially a huge slumber party, and it was such a blast!

 

Favorite Quote?

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” – Dr. Seuss, The Lorax

 

What’s a fun fact about you that only you can do/know?

I love to watch old Disney Channel shows! Shows like Good Luck Charlie, Austin and Ally, Dog with a Blog >>>>

 

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Alicia Zeh

Alicia Zeh

Sponsorships In-Kind

What is your Name?

Alicia Zeh

 

What is your position?

In-Kind Sponsorships Executive

 

What is your PUDM email?

azeh@purdue.edu

 

Where is your hometown?

West Lafayette

 

What is your major?

Biological Engineering

 

What is your previous PUDM involvement?

in-kind sponsorship logistics chair, riley relations committee member

 

Why did you want to be an executive?

As a committee member and a chair I loved watching PUDM grow and see all that we could accomplish during the year. I knew that being an executive would allow me to be a part of this!

 

What are your main duties in your position?

obtain non-monetary donations to the marathon such as food for meals, organize company partnered fundraising events such as dine to donate events and the silent auction

 

What is your favorite PUDM memory?

My favorite memory is last years bucket blitz because I really got to know people on my committee better

 

Favorite Quote?

“I’ve learned that people will forgot what you said, people will forgot what you did, but people will never forgot how you made them feel” -Maya Angelou

 

What’s a fun fact about you that only you can do/know?

A fun fact about me is that I went on a study abroad to Germany last summer!

 

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Mallory Moore

Mallory Moore

High School Marathon Relations

What is your Name?

Mallory Moore

 

What is your position?

High School Marathon Relations Executive

 

What is your PUDM email?

hsrelations@pudm.org

 

Where is your hometown?

Seymour, IN

 

What is your major?

Mathematics Education

 

What is your previous PUDM involvement?

High Schoolo Relations CM and then Chair and now Exec

 

Why did you want to be an executive?

I wanted to be a mentor for others in PUDM and allow for them to have the amazing experiences my mentors allowed for me to have when joining PUDM. Also I wanted to do more/have more of a leadership role within the organization what does so much for the children.

 

What are your main duties in your position?

Attend high schools marathon events, support HS advisors and student leaders encouraging success, continue to provide resources for high schools, provide final reveal totals for high schools

 

What is your favorite PUDM memory?

Bucket Blitz every time! It is such a fun time to bond with others and all enjoy time raising money for such a great cause.

 

Favorite Quote?

“Don’t give up. Don’t ever give up.” Jim Valvano

 

What’s a fun fact about you that only you can do/know?

I played the harp for 5 years.

 

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Elena Parial

Elena Parial

Fundraising
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Ryan Blackmore

Ryan Blackmore

Fundraising
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Billy Myer

Billy Myer

Accounting

What is your Name?

Billy Myer

 

What is your position?

Accounting Executive

 

What is your PUDM email?

accounting@pudm.org

 

Where is your hometown?

Park Ridge, IL

 

What is your major?

Economics and Political Science

 

What is your previous PUDM involvement?

Campus Relations Committee Member, Recruitment Strategy Chair

 

Why did you want to be an executive?

I wanted to be an executive to take up more responsibility in PUDM and to have a more significant impact in changing kid’s health.

 

What are your main duties in your position?

Organize “canning” fundraising events and track monetary donations.

 

What is your favorite PUDM memory?

My favorite PUDM memory was my very first BucketBlitz. This event was one of my first experiences in PUDM, and it grew my passion for this organization and its cause.

 

Favorite Quote?

“When you feel like hope is gone, look inside and be strong; you’ll finally see the truth that a hero lies in you.” -Mariah Carey

 

What’s a fun fact about you that only you can do/know?

A fun fact about me is that I speak French.

 

Membership

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Emily Dalton

Emily Dalton

Development

What is your Name?

Emily Dalton

 

What is your position?

Development Executive

 

What is your PUDM email?

development@pudm.org

 

Where is your hometown?

Brownsburg, IN

 

What is your major?

Nursing

 

What is your previous PUDM involvement?

Campus Relations CM for 2 marathons, DEI Chair this past marathon

 

Why did you want to be an executive?

I absolutely LOVE PUDM and wanted to be more involved. Seeing the marathon come together at the end of the year is a feeling I can’t begin to describe. I wanted to help improve PUDM for future marathons so that other people can have the same experiences I’ve had.

 

What are your main duties in your position?

I am responsible for everything DEI and running the conductor program. Improving committee culture is something I am trying to focus on this year as well.This is a fairly new position so setting a good foundation is important to me.

 

What is your favorite PUDM memory?

My favorite PUDM memory is when I hosted Bucket Blitz. I met so many new people within PUDM that I had never really interacted with before. We all had so much fun playing games together and getting to hang out while we were canning.

 

Favorite Quote?

Fight. Always: Fight.” – Ben Harmon

 

What’s a fun fact about you that only you can do/know?

I have listened to Miley Cyrus before every exam since the 8th grade.

 

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Kylee Scarlett

Kylee Scarlett

Alumni Relations

What is your Name?

Kylee Scarlett

 

What is your position?

Alumni Relations Executive

 

What is your PUDM email?

kscarlet@purdue.edu

 

Where is your hometown?

Fishers, IN

 

What is your major?

Biology

 

What is your previous PUDM involvement?

Riley Relations Committee Member, Family Captain, Hospital Relations Chair

 

Why did you want to be an executive?

I wanted to be an executive because I wanted to take one step further into a leadership role with within Purdue Dance Marathon and I wanted do as much as I could for the kids at Riley Hospital for Children!

 

What are your main duties in your position?

I am responsible for strengthening the bridge between PUDM Alumni Members and PUDM members, stewarding our wonder alumni members, and including our alumni in all of our events and progress!!

 

What is your favorite PUDM memory?

My favorite PUDM memory is from during our 2021 dance marathon, when Riley kid Lucy Beyers and I made up our very own dance routine (it was EPIC)!!.

 

Favorite Quote?

“A Smile is the Best Makeup a Girl can Wear.” -Marilyn Monroe

 

What’s a fun fact about you that only you can do/know?

I can eat a whole bag of popcorn extremely quickly (and I would do so every night if I could).

 

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Zayaan Habib

Zayaan Habib

Donor Relations

What is your Name?

Zayaan Habib

 

What is your position?

Donor Relations Executive

 

What is your PUDM email?

donorrelations@pudm.org

 

Where is your hometown?

Fort Wayne, IN

 

What is your major?

Pharmacy

 

What is your previous PUDM involvement?

For PUDM 2022, I was the Riley Relations Strategy Chair. For PUDM 2021, I was a CM and a conductor for Riley Relations. In PUDM 2020, I was a CM on HSMR.

 

Why did you want to be an executive?

My passion for this organization grew tremendously with each year that I spent with PUDM. Being a chair last year was a huge jump for me and I love this organization and the people so much that I wanted to make the biggest impact that I can and be as involved as possible.

 

What are your main duties in your position?

I mainly work with stewarding our donors throughout the year, especially after our biggest PUSH days. I also am in charge of Boiler Society, which is our stewardship program for our biggest donors. I also build the connections between PUDM and Riley Hospital for Children, by brainstorming with my chairs ways to steward the hospital staff and plan events that bring our organization closer to Riley.

 

What is your favorite PUDM memory?

Spending quality time with the PUDM people that I consider family and getting closer with them through socials, office hours, committee meetings, and bucket blitz.

 

Favorite Quote?

“I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan

 

What’s a fun fact about you that only you can do/know?

I’ve been to over 10 countries! Not gonna list them all on here but Greece was probably my favorite!

 

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Hannah Greiner

Hannah Greiner

Internal Stewardship

What is your Name?

Hannah Greiner

 

What is your position?

Internal Stewardship Executive

 

What is your PUDM email?

internalstewardship@pudm.org

 

Where is your hometown?

Granger, IN

 

What is your major?

Applied Statistics

 

What is your previous PUDM involvement?

SpVents Champion, Internal Stewardship Logistics Chair

 

Why did you want to be an executive?

I have been involved with Dance Marathon for almost six years now and have such a deep love for this organization. I knew I wanted to get more involved and felt really called to be on executive board.

 

What are your main duties in your position?

I work to make members on all levels feel recognized and appreciated for their efforts in our organization. I help plan events like Participant Appreciation Week and create fundraising and engagement incentives to encourage our members in continuing their hard work.

 

What is your favorite PUDM memory?

During my first DOM, I went to the fundraising room after opening ceremony where everyone was working on their asks. This was my first big push day and I was feeling really overwhelmed and discouraged about the number of asks I could make. So many people talked to me during that hour and made me feel so comfortable and proud in my fundraising abilities. It was one of the first times that I had really felt truly a part of PUDM.

 

Favorite Quote?

“Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world” – Desmond Tutu

 

What’s a fun fact about you that only you can do/know?

I can paddleboard while standing on one leg

 

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Gail Hill

Gail Hill

Participant Communications

What is your Name?

Abigail Hill

 

What is your position?

Participant Communications Executive

 

What is your PUDM email?

communications@pudm.org

 

Where is your hometown?

Madison, Indiana

 

What is your major?

Hospitality and Tourism Management

 

What is your previous PUDM involvement?

Morale CM, Internal Stewardship Strategy Chair

 

Why did you want to be an executive?

I wanted to be an executive because I wanted to be a part of something bigger and bring my skills to the table. I want to promote our cause to the entire PUDM community and make an impact on the kids and families at Riley.

 

What are your main duties in your position?

I mainly manage and organize participants and team captain involvement and I am also responsible for communicating and motivating all participants and team captains through biweekly emails, newsletters, and GroupMe messaging.

 

What is your favorite PUDM memory?

My favorite PUDM memory is from the Dream Big circle from the marathon last year because it was the final moment where we all came together and reflect on the past 18 hours and all the miracles we had made.

 

Favorite Quote?

“Don’t give up, don’t ever give up. Every day I fight.” -Tyler Trent

 

What’s a fun fact about you that only you can do/know?

I got to tour through the Amazon in Peru.