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 7 hardworking committees below!

Presidential Board

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Avery Kerr

Avery Kerr

President

What is your name?

Avery Kerr
 

What is your position?

President
 

What is your PUDM email

president@pudm.org
 

Where is your hometown?

Terre Haute, IN
 

What is your major?

Nursing
 

Why did you want to be an executive?

After joining PUDM 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 leaders that have come before me and I knew that one day I wanted to be a leader within PUDM. I love this organization with my whole heart and am so glad to be able to lead it 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 is your previous PUDM involvement?

Morale Champion, Morale Membership Management Chair, Morale Executive
 

What is your favorite PUDM memory?

My favorite PUDM memory was definitely Day of Miracles 2023. At this point, I was the Morale Executive and I spent the whole 24 hours dancing under the bell tower and raising money ! We had so many people at the bell tower that were in PUDM and it was so amazing to see us all working together to change kids’ health. Morale raised more money than ever and I was surrounded by all the people I love! This was one of those moments that I was like dang, we really are making a big difference and it was really awesome!
 

What is a fun fact about you?

I have two pet cows that eat gummy worms!
 

What’s your biggest dream? (career goal, travel, bucket list, impact on the world, etc.)

My biggest dream is to make a difference in this world. I want to be known as the person that anyone can come to when they need help or a listening ear. I want to be caring and compassionate and kind. In my future career, I want to be a pediatric nurse so I can not only help kids, but also their families as they go through the toughest time in their lives. And lastly, I want to choose joy in everything I do and spread that joy to others!
 

What are your main duties as an exec?

I oversee all operations among the organization. I act as the liaison between the University, Riley Hospital for Children, and Purdue Dance Marathon. I also make sure that everyone down to our participants are being communicated with and having fun within PUDM.
 
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Mike Solmos

Mike Solmos

VP External

What is your name?

Mike Solmos

 

What is your position?

Vice President of External Affairs

 

What is your PUDM email

vpexternal@pudm.org

 

Where is your hometown?

Wilmette, IL

 

What is your major?

Nuclear Engineering

 

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 is your previous PUDM involvement?

New Member Engagement Chair, Student Life Executive

 

What is your favorite PUDM memory?

The dance marathon last year!

 

What is a fun fact about you?

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

 

What’s your biggest dream? (career goal, travel, bucket list, impact on the world, etc.)

I want to have a positive impact on everyone I meet

 

What are your main duties as an exec?

My main responsibilities as the Vice President of External Affairs are working with the five executives under the external branch of PUDM. I oversee the recruitment of committee members and participants. Additionally, I collaborate with Purdue’s FSCL community through events and increasing participation. I work with our productions executives to increase our social media presence and reach as many groups as possible. My goals are to bring together as many people to fight for our cause.

 

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Ashley Kremer

Ashley Kremer

VP Internal

What is your name?

Ashley Kremer

 

What is your position?

Vice President of Internal Affairs

 

What is your PUDM email

vpinternal@pudm.org

 

Where is your hometown?

Greenwood, IN

 

What is your major?

Nursing

 

Why did you want to be an executive?

I wanted to be on Pres Board in order to positively impact our Riley families and other members of PUDM. I have become so passionate about PUDM’s cause and want to share it with as many people as I can!

 

What is your previous PUDM involvement?

Logistics Coordination Chair for 2 years

 

What is your favorite PUDM memory?

My favorite PUDM memories include hanging out with some of my closest friends while supporting Riley Hospital!

 

What is a fun fact about you?

I have 2 dogs! A mini golden doodle named Champ and an aussie doodle named Hoosier!

 

What’s your biggest dream? (career goal, travel, bucket list, impact on the world, etc.)

I want to be a pediatric nurse and put a smile on people’s faces every day!

 

What are your main duties as an exec?

As the Vice President of Internal Affairs, I get to help the Logistics, Morale, Special Events, Riley Relations, and Legacy Executives bring their ideas and events to life!

 

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Mallory Moore

Mallory Moore

VP Membership

What is your name?

Mallory Moore

 

What is your position?

Vice President of Membership

 

What is your PUDM email

vpmembership@pudm.org

 

Where is your hometown?

Seymour, IN

 

What is your major?

Mathematics Education

 

Why did you want to be an executive?

I knew once I got involved with PUDM as a committee member, I knew I wanted to challenge myself and get more involved. I also knew how amazing of an organization and a cause it was and I knew I wanted to be apart of something bigger than myself. I also have plans to be a high school advisor for dance marathon so I wanted to gain more experience and learn more for that potential future role!

 

What is your previous PUDM involvement?

HSMR – CM, Chair, Exec and Now VP Membership

 

What is your favorite PUDM memory?

Bucket Blitz every time! I know it is a common one, but I truly get to make the best memories every time with the people I am with. I get to create friendships and stronger bonds with other people in PUDM. I also love Dream Big Circle at the end of the Marathon! It is so inspiring to see all of the hardwork from everyone pay off and get to celebrate the fact we made it to the end and gave our all for Riley Hospital for Children.

 

What is a fun fact about you?

I AM THE BIGGEST LOVER OF COUNTRY MUSIC AND MCDONALDS! ( I have McDonalds Crocs that I show everytime I go!)

 

What’s your biggest dream? (career goal, travel, bucket list, impact on the world, etc.)

As a future educator, I want my students to know they are so much more than scores on their papers or more than a grade on a test. Kids need to know they have support to grow and be good people. That is my dream in the world. Kids should never feel like failures or that they are alone. Their brains are just starting to blossom and grow. \nAlso I plan to have a library in my house. I am on my way to building my collection!

 

What are your main duties as an exec?

In leadership, I oversee anything having to do with membership. That can range from participants, CMs, leadership, conflict resolution, new member engagement, mental health, diversity and inclusion, etc… My Execs work with donors, alumni, Riley Hospital for Children, members within PUDM, the high schools we advise, etc… We are busy bees retaining and engaging the people who somehow are involved with PUDM!

 

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Vivek Chudasama

Vivek Chudasama

VP Finance

What is your name?

Vivek Chudasama

 

What is your position?

Vice President of Finance

 

What is your PUDM email

vpfinance@pudm.org

 

Where is your hometown?

Mountain View, CA

 

What is your major?

Data Science/Applied Statistics

 

Why did you want to be an executive?

I wanted to be an executive because PUDM was home for me.

 

What is your previous PUDM involvement?

I started out as a Committee Member on Special Events! Then I became the Sponsorships Strategy Chair, and then eventually the Sponsorships Monetary Executive!

 

What is your favorite PUDM memory?

My favorite PUDM memory is probably Bucket Blitz of my sophomore year at Emily Dalton’s house! We canned all day in perfect weather, and then went back to Emily’s place where we played Stump and Hide and Seek and got to chase around her chickens! The weather was absolutely perfect that day, and vibes were just amazing that day.

 

What is a fun fact about you?

A fun fact about me is that I have watched Crazy Rich Asians over 30 times!

 

What’s your biggest dream? (career goal, travel, bucket list, impact on the world, etc.)

Woah, tough question! Honestly, I’d probably say my biggest dream is to make my mark on the world. I don’t exactly know how I would do it, but I know I would want it done in a way where I get the opportunity to help people.

 

What are your main duties as an exec?

As VP of Finance, I’m responsible for maintaining PUDMs finances, such as funding the Marathon and all of our other special events! I am also responsible for keeping track of fundraising and making sure that PUDM is reaching its full potential in that regard!

 

External

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Levi Reno

Levi Reno

Productions Media

What is your name?

Levi Reno

 

What is your position?

Productions Media Executive

 

What is your PUDM email

media@pudm.org

 

Where is your hometown?

Wheatfield, IN

 

What is your major?

Pharmacy

 

Why did you want to be an executive?

I want to make a bigger impact on the organization and inspire future ducks.

 

What is your previous PUDM involvement?

I was a productions CM two years ago and a videography chair last year.

 

What is your favorite PUDM memory?

My favorite PUDM memory is staying up all night in the PUDM office editing the Miracle Madness videos with the other ducks!

 

What is a fun fact about you?

I know all the words to Vroom Vroom by Charli XCX.

 

What is your biggest dream? (career goal, travel, bucket list, impact on the world, etc.)

Getting a doctorate and becoming a nuclear pharmacist.

 

What are your main duties as an exec?

I oversee photography, videography, and the website!

 

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Reagan Smiley

Reagan Smiley

Productions Design

What is your name?

Reagan Smiley

 

What is your position?

Productions Design Executive

 

What is your PUDM email

design@pudm.org

 

Where is your hometown?

Carmel, IN

 

What is your major?

Biomedical Engineering

 

Why did you want to be an executive?

To lead by example and share the story of Riley Hospital with as many people as possible; being able to express myself creatively while fostering meaningful relationships and supporting such a good cause is a dream come true

 

What is your previous PUDM involvement?

Productions Social Media Chair, Committee Member

 

What is your favorite PUDM memory?

Capturing all of the moments of joy on camera during my first marathon

 

What is a fun fact about you?

I have over 80 Spotify playlists

 

What’s your biggest dream? (career goal, travel, bucket list, impact on the world, etc.)

My biggest dream is to make a difference in the lives of others, whether it be specifically in the field of healthcare or simply by spreading and sharing love day to day

 

What are your main duties as an exec?

Running and managing all official PUDM social media platforms as well as producing graphics and other promotional materials like flyers, banners, and official packets for sponsorships and fundraising.

 

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Sofia Antunez

Sofia Antunez

Student Life

What is your name?

Sofia Antunez

 

What is your position?

Student Life Executive

 

What is your PUDM email

studentlife@pudm.org

 

Where is your hometown?

Houston, TX

 

What is your major?

Finance

 

Why did you want to be an executive?

I want to be there for my CMs and chairs the way that past executives have been for me. Without their support, I probably wouldn’t have stayed involved as much as I have. I believe that everyone has a reason they found PUDM and why they feel passionate toward it. As a executive, I want make sure that everyone that joins has the opportunity to grow to their fullest potential and loves PUDM as much as I do.

 

What is your previous PUDM involvement?

Sorority Outreach Chair, Recruitment Committee Member, Zeta Tau Alpha Team Member

 

What is your favorite PUDM memory?

My favorite PUDM memory was Day of Miracles 2023. It was the first time that I felt recognized for the work that I have put into PUDM from people outside of the organization. Along with that, it was a perfect day with amazing weather and good vibes all around campus. We raised our highest DOM total that day and I don’t think I stopped smiling for the rest of the week. It was my biggest reminder to why I love what I do and why I will never stop supporting PUDM.

 

What is a fun fact about you?

I am fluent in Spanish!

 

What’s your biggest dream? (career goal, travel, bucket list, impact on the world, etc.)

Short Term – I want to go to Banff, Alberta, Canada and live in Chicago!\nLong Term – Move back to Texas and be remembered for something cool.

 

What are your main duties as an exec?

As Student Life Executive, I am in charge of recruiting Greek Life teams and managing all PUDM participants and team captains. I also plan events throughout the year to engage participants such as our Miracle Madness 3v3 Tournament, PUDM Pancakes, and more!

 

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Bethany Faber

Bethany Faber

Recruitment

What is your name?

Bethany Faber

 

What is your position?

Recruitment Executive

 

What is your PUDM email

Recruitment@pudm.org

 

Where is your hometown?

Copley, OH

 

What is your major?

Biomedical Health Science

 

Why did you want to be an executive?

PUDM has such a beautiful philanthropy and extends much further than myself. I truly want to make a difference and help others who may be going through something similar to what I experienced. Furthermore, PUDM is also my second family and my home away from home! They make my Mondays, Wednesdays, and Sundays infinitely better. I wanted to become more involved within the organization while convincing others to do the same.

 

What is your previous PUDM involvement?

Morale Champion, Morale Conductor, Team Captain, Color Captain, Recruitment Executive

 

What is your favorite PUDM memory?

No doubt, my favorite memory was meeting Alex at the 2022 marathon. As a Team Captain for a Greek team, we were paired with a Riley family – ours being the Touseulls. Upon seeing her at the marathon, Alex ran up and hugged me. She truly makes my day and I always love seeing her TikToks. I’m so fortunate that PUDM brought us together.

 

What is a fun fact about you?

My pancreas is in two-halves!

 

What’s your biggest dream? (career goal, travel, bucket list, impact on the world, etc.)

I hope to find a cure to IBD! 🙂

 

What are your main duties as an exec?

As the Recruitment Executive, my main responsibility is brainstorming and implementing new recruitment tactics to recruit committee members and participants. I oversee all tabling/booth events, alongside campus flyering and chalking.

 

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Katherine Beaumont

Katherine Beaumont

Outreach

What is your name?

Katherine Beaumont

 

What is your position?

Outreach Executive

 

What is your PUDM email

outreach@pudm.org

 

Where is your hometown?

Terre Haute, IN

 

What is your major?

Kinesiology

 

Why did you want to be an executive?

I wanted to be an Executive because I wanted to make more of a lasting impact within PUDM and even start new traditions. I especially love that my position this year allows me to connect our organization with so many others on campus to share our mission as well as support others at Purdue! The family within PUDM is absolutely incredible and I’m so thankful I get to be apart of this amazing team this year <3

 

What is your previous PUDM involvement?

I have previously been a Sponsorships Committee Member, Sponsorships In-Kind Strategy Chair, and Donor Relations Chair.

 

What is your favorite PUDM memory?

My favorite memory so far would be the 5K color run last year. It was so much fun hanging out with everyone and the Texas Roadhouse rolls after of course were amazing.

 

What is a fun fact about you?

I am the oldest of 5!

 

What’s your biggest dream? (career goal, travel, bucket list, impact on the world, etc.)

My biggest dream would be making a positive & lasting impact on the healthcare world as we know it.

 

What are your main duties as an exec?

My job entails reaching out and collaborating with Purdue Athletics, Residence Halls, Cultural Centers, and other Organizations and club on campus!

 

Internal

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Lexi West

Lexi West

Logistics

What is your name?

Lexi West

 

What is your position?

Logistics Executive

 

What is your PUDM email

logistics@pudm.org

 

Where is your hometown?

Valparaiso, IN

 

What is your major?

Early Childhood Education and Exceptional Needs

 

Why did you want to be an executive?

I joined PUDM my freshman year, and I loved it so much I became a chair for PUDM 2023. Being on the leadership team was such a fun experience that I wanted to continue up the ladder of leadership! I felt that there was more that I could do within the organization to change kids’ health, and I am a planner at heart so logistics executive was the perfect fit for me!

 

What is your previous PUDM involvement?

I was a logistics committee member in Fall 2023, and the Event Operations Chair for Logistics for PUDM 2023.

 

What is your favorite PUDM memory?

My favorite PUDM memory is PUDM 2023 as a whole! is Seeing the marathon come together during setup and spending countless hours in the COREC with such amazing people was so fufilling. The marathon allows us to come together with those in our community and the Riley families to make a difference. Hearing the Riley family and legacy stories is definitely a highlight because it is so cause connecting and makes the time and effort put into planning the event so beyond worth it. I am so grateful to be a part of such an incredible organization. 🙂

 

What is a fun fact about you?

A fun fact about me is that a dead bird landed in my lap while I was driving and my window was open.

 

What’s your biggest dream? (career goal, travel, bucket list, impact on the world, etc.)

My biggest dream is to continue making a difference in children’s lives! I have always had a passion for childcare as the oldest sibling of four. I want to go into a career path to work with children such as a child life specialist or a teacher. I also want to explore more of the world and travel to places like Greece!

 

What are your main duties as an exec?

My main duties include creating the layout and the timeline for the marathon alongside my chairs. I also assist my chairs with contacting and scheduling all of our entertainment acts and activities planned throughout the marathon, and organizing security shifts. I lead the logistics committee in weekly meetings and PUDM events throughout the year and maintain contact with the committee Riley family pairing!

 

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Alara Miller

Alara Miller

Morale

What is your name?

Alara Miller

 

What is your position?

Morale Executive

 

What is your PUDM email

morale@pudm.org

 

Where is your hometown?

Muncie, IN

 

What is your major?

Psychological Sciences and Interpersonal Communication

 

Why did you want to be an executive?

I love the people and the cause of the organization so so much! PUDM changed my life and I wanted to be able to foster a welcoming community for all committee members so they can hopefully have the experience that I had. Oh and of course I love my Moralers so so so much!!

 

What is your previous PUDM involvement?

Morale Committee Member, Morale Membership Management Chair

 

What is your favorite PUDM memory?

My favorite PUDM memory is DOM last semester. This was one of the most rewarding days of my life and I was surrounded by people I loved the entire day!

 

What is a fun fact about you?

I was in a movie when I was younger.

 

What’s your biggest dream? (career goal, travel, bucket list, impact on the world, etc.)

I want to be a Child Life Specialist and continue to make an impact on children’s health.

 

What are your main duties as an exec?

Run the Morale committee, plan, coordinate, and execute color wars, organize and train color captains, organization wide engagement leading up to and throughout the marathon.

 

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Kendall Claymon

Kendall Claymon

Riley Relations

What is your name?

Kendall Claymon

 

What is your position?

Riley Relations Executive

 

What is your PUDM email

rileyrelations@pudm.org

 

Where is your hometown?

Carmel, IN

 

What is your major?

Biomedical Health Sciences

 

Why did you want to be an executive?

I wanted to be an executive to provide a platform for Riley families to share their stories and find a family in PUDM. It was my goal to use leadership as an opportunity to support, love, and steward our families. We have the strongest, kindest, and most giving Riley families and I am honored to have the role of celebrating and including them!

 

What is your previous PUDM involvement?

I was a Riley Relations CM in 2022 and the Riley R Family Relations Chair in 2023!

 

What is your favorite PUDM memory?

My favorite PUDM memory was spending the start of Day of Miracles 2023 hearing Adrian Mata’s Riley story, dancing with him, and ringing the bell for all of the donations to change kids’ health!

 

What is a fun fact about you?

Two fun facts about me are that I am on the Purdue Competitive Pickleball Team and also work in a disease ecology lab at Purdue studying frogs!

 

What’s your biggest dream? (career goal, travel, bucket list, impact on the world, etc.)

My biggest dream is to work in the healthcare field as a physician assistant at Riley Hospital for Children and fight for a healthier and happier world for the next generation.

 

What are your main duties as an exec?

As the Riley Relations Executive, I am responsible for all things involving our Riley families. This includes providing platforms for our families to share their stories, connect with all of PUDM, and be celebrated for their strength and hearts. I, additionally, lead the Riley Relations committee in all things related to our families!

 

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Colin McClain

Colin McClain

Special Events

What is your name?

Colin McClain

 

What is your position?

Special Events Executive

 

What is your PUDM email

specialevents@pudm.org

 

Where is your hometown?

South Bend, IN

 

What is your major?

Data Science

 

Why did you want to be an executive?

I had amazing executives for the years that I had been involved in Spvents and wanted to carry on the amazing legacy that they have left behind.

 

What is your previous PUDM involvement?

Participant – 2021, Special Events CM -2022, Special Events Chair – 2023, Special Events Executive – 2024

 

What is your favorite PUDM memory?

The entire 2023 marathon! It was such a bonding moment for all chairs and execs and I literally had such a blast

 

What is a fun fact about you?

“I’m double jointed all over my body “

 

What’s your biggest dream? (career goal, travel, bucket list, impact on the world, etc.)

I reallyyyyy want to travel to Europe, specifically Italy, Greece, and the South of France

 

What are your main duties as an exec?

I plan out and run all of the big events throughout the year with the help of my chairs, as well as leading weekly committee meetings!

 

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Lily Rouget

Lily Rouget

Legacy

What is your name?

Lily Rouget

 

What is your position?

Legacy Executive

 

What is your PUDM email

legacy@pudm.org

 

Where is your hometown?

Fishers, IN

 

What is your major?

Biology

 

Why did you want to be an executive?

I want to help create a healthier and happier world for children, and PUDM and Riley do so much to help so many kids and I am very passionate about the work they do!

 

What is your previous PUDM involvement?

For PUDM 2022 I was a participant and for PUDM 2023 I was a Riley Relations committee member!

 

What is your favorite PUDM memory?

My favorite PUDM memory is getting to hang out with my pairing Hudson and his family at the marathon!

 

What is a fun fact about you?

I love to sail and my brother and I have a sailboat named Hotspots!

 

What’s your biggest dream? (career goal, travel, bucket list, impact on the world, etc.)

I want there to be a world where cancer is eradicated and no child, mother, father, sibling, friend, or any human being’s life is cut short by this vile disease.

 

What are your main duties as an exec?

My main duties are planning events surrounding our PUDM legacies such as legacy week in April, childhood cancer awareness month in September, and legacy hour at the marathon! I also am the main contact for our legacy families and keep them informed about what PUDM is doing. I also am in charge of implementing our special families (other Riley kids or kids who have a connection with Purdue who have passed) and sharing their stories!

 

Finance

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Ryan Blackmore

Ryan Blackmore

Corporate Sponsorships

What is your name?

Ryan Blackmore

 

What is your position?

Corporate Sponsorships Executive

 

What is your PUDM email

corporate@pudm.org

 

Where is your hometown?

Noblesville, IN

 

What is your major?

Aviation Management and Unmanned Aerial Systems

 

Why did you want to be an executive?

I wanted to become an executive because I wanted to be able to make a difference in PUDM in many different aspects throughout the years.

 

What is your previous PUDM involvement?

Ducks Champion, Videography Chair, Fundraising Development Chair, Fundraising Executive

 

What is your favorite PUDM memory?

Day of Miracles 2023

 

What is a fun fact about you?

Has a pancreas named Hank!!!

 

What’s your biggest dream? (career goal, travel, bucket list, impact on the world, etc.)

Visit all 30 MLB ballparks!

 

What are your main duties as an exec?

Find and work with companies who want to sponsor PUDM to help us be able to put on a successful marathon.

 

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Joyce Yu

Joyce Yu

Hospitality Sponsorships

What is your name?

Joyce Yu

 

What is your position?

Hospitality Sponsorships Executive

 

What is your PUDM email

hospitality@pudm.org

 

Where is your hometown?

Katy, TX

 

What is your major?

2nd Year PharmD

 

Why did you want to be an executive?

I wanted to take the opportunity and help PUDM obtain sponsors with businesses we haven’t partnered with yet and introduce them to our participant body through food products and promotional materials! I hope to bridge connections between our organization and local/national businesses for our organization to benefit from their products and for their business to see an increase in engagement.

 

What is your previous PUDM involvement?

Logistics Committee Member, Hospitality Strategy Chair

 

What is your favorite PUDM memory?

My favorite memory was hanging out at the bell tower during DOM! I got to do a fountain run as a fundraising incentive, take part in pieing a president, and surround myself with so many people looking to make a difference!

 

What is a fun fact about you?

I have moved 8 times throughout my life!

 

What’s your biggest dream? (career goal, travel, bucket list, impact on the world, etc.)

Work for the FBI

 

What are your main duties as an exec?

I am responsible for coordinating dine to donates with local restaurants on and around campus and coordinate marathon meals to feed our participants. I also plan an in-event raffle for participants during the marathon!

 

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Paige Deno

Merchandise

What is your name?

Paige Deno

 

What is your position?

Merchandise Executive

 

What is your PUDM email

merch@pudm.org

 

Where is your hometown?

Noblesville, IN

 

What is your major?

Elementary Education

 

Why did you want to be an executive?

I wanted to be an executive because I was inspired by my previous exec and had so much fun designing merchandise in the past! I loved the ability to use my art to spread awareness about Riley Hospital for Children and PUDM and wanted to play a bigger role in this!

 

What is your previous PUDM involvement?

Previously I was the merchandise incentives design chair

 

What is your favorite PUDM memory?

My favorite PUDM memory was executive retreat where we visited Riley Childrens Hospital and got to go on a tour of the whole building!

 

What is a fun fact about you?

I am left handed!

 

What’s your biggest dream? (career goal, travel, bucket list, impact on the world, etc.)

My biggest dream is to teach a second grade class in another country!

 

What are your main duties as an exec?

My responsibilities as an exec include designing merchandise and incentives, working with companies to edit online stores and to print products, overseeing the merchandise incentives design chair and the merchandise management chair, and delivering merchandise.

 

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Zachary Jeffries

Zachary Jeffries

Fundraising

What is your name?

Zachary Jeffries

 

What is your position?

Fundraising Executive

 

What is your PUDM email

fundraising@pudm.org

 

Where is your hometown?

Valparaiso, IN

 

What is your major?

Human Resource Management

 

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 serving as a VP last year, I knew that I had more to do and more to give to the organization. Being an executive this year has and will continue to give me an opportunity to be a mentor to anyone in PUDM that needs one!

 

What is your previous PUDM involvement?

Participant, Special Events Committee Member, Special Events Chair, and Vice President of Finance

 

What is your favorite PUDM memory?

While all the little moments that I have gotten to share with all of my friends will forever hold a special place in my heart. One day and memory that i can certainly say meant the most to me was all of Day of Miracles 2023. The blood, sweat, and tears, put into that day were all worth it, and I am not sure I will ever be able to express how proud I was with all of my friends, that day was truly special.

 

What is a fun fact about you?

I’ve been in PUDM for half a decade……aka 1/4 of the organizations lifespan!

 

What’s your biggest dream? (career goal, travel, bucket list, impact on the world, etc.)

My biggest dream is really to just be remembered for being a loving, caring, and energetic person. If when I’m gone people remember me as someone that did good for the world, I’d be more than happy!

 

What are your main duties as an exec?

Aside from the basic executive and leadership duties, for my position specifically, I am focused on all things fundraising! Everything from push day prep, to fundraising tracking, to fundraising education, to building hype for a fundraising event falls under my umbrella!

 

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Tegan Petersen

Tegan Petersen

Accounting

What is your name?

Tegan Petersen

 

What is your position?

Accounting Executive

 

What is your PUDM email

accounting@pudm.org

 

Where is your hometown?

Ridgefield, WA

 

What is your major?

Accounting

 

Why did you want to be an executive?

Every year that I am in this organization, I fall more in love with it and always find myself wanting to be more involved. Becoming an executive this year was my way of doing that!

 

What is your previous PUDM involvement?

I started off as a committee member on Campus Relations, the next year I was a Recruitment committee member, and then last year I was an accounting chair.

 

What is your favorite PUDM memory?

Dancing up on stage with Purdue Pete during the rave at marathon last year!

 

What is a fun fact about you?

My high school made a BuzzFeed Top 25 list for weirdest mascots. Go Spudders!

 

What’s your biggest dream? (career goal, travel, bucket list, impact on the world, etc.)

I would LOVE to be able to travel to Europe some day!

 

What are your main duties as an exec?

I am responsible for organizing Bucket Blitzes and other canning events, as well as depositing and soft crediting donations from those events.

 

Membership

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Allie Anderson

Allie Anderson

Development DEI

What is your name?

Allie Anderson

 

What is your position?

Development DEI Executive

 

What is your PUDM email

development@pudm.org

 

Where is your hometown?

Marysville, OH

 

What is your major?

Brain and Behavioral Sciences and Human Development/Family Studies

 

Why did you want to be an executive?

I wanted to be an executive, because I wanted to give back to the organization and family that has become my home away from home. I wanted to have the opportunity to lead by example; showing our champions that loving radically and serving others can truly create a huge impact on the world.

 

What is your previous PUDM involvement?

Riley Relations Family Captain

 

What is your favorite PUDM memory?

My favorite PUDM memory was hearing from a Child Life Specialist and touring the Child Life Zone at Riley during our Exec Retreat! I am hoping to pursue a career in Child Life and it truly put into perspective how much of an impact our organization has on Riley!

 

What is a fun fact about you?

I sleep with one sock on my right foot !!

 

What’s your biggest dream? (career goal, travel, bucket list, impact on the world, etc.)

To continue meeting people who bring kindness into the world! To make people smile! To make people feel seen and valued!

 

What are your main duties as an exec?

My position is unique in that it’s split into two main responsibilities: DEI and New Member Engagement. On the DEI side, I am responsible for ensuring that our organization is a safe and inclusive space for our members, Riley kiddos, and their families! On the member engagement side, I am responsible for placing new champions on committees, planning committee reveals, and leading the Conductor program.

 

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Ellie Williams

Ellie Williams

Alumni Relations

What is your name?

Ellie Williams

 

What is your position?

Alumni Relations Executive

 

What is your PUDM email

alumnirelations@pudm.org

 

Where is your hometown?

Dexter, MI

 

What is your major?

Doctor of Pharmacy

 

Why did you want to be an executive?

I love PUDM and wanted a chance to be more involved within the organization and have a larger impact! I wanted to be involved in making positive changes to the marathon and within the organization.

 

What is your previous PUDM involvement?

Spvents champion, HSMR management chair, alumni interactions chair

 

What is your favorite PUDM memory?

One of my favorite PUDM memories is from bucket blitz a few years ago. I got to spend the night at my execs house with another chair and some CMs and we stayed up most of the night watching movies and making tik toks, it was so much fun!

 

What is a fun fact about you?

I was a competitive figure skater for 10 years!

 

What’s your biggest dream? (career goal, travel, bucket list, impact on the world, etc.)

To be a pharmacist and have a positive impact on people 🙂

 

What are your main duties as an exec?

I am responsible for working with PUDM alumni and members of PUDM to plan events, create alumni buddy pairings, and come up with ways to get the alumni involved.

 

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Emily Linder

Emily Linder

Donor Relations

What is your name?

Emily Linder

 

What is your position?

External Stewardship Executive

 

What is your PUDM email

externalstewardship@pudm.org

 

Where is your hometown?

Fort Wayne, IN

 

What is your major?

Biomedical Engineering

 

Why did you want to be an executive?

I wanted to become more involved with Riley and our Donors! The impact PUDM has would not be possible without them. I have made so many friends the past three years and I am so excited to meet many more.

 

What is your previous PUDM involvement?

Riley Relations CM, Hospital Relations Chair, and now Exec 🙂

 

What is your favorite PUDM memory?

All of the events we have with our Riley Families!

 

What is a fun fact about you?

I’ve held a 25 minute plank

 

What’s your biggest dream? (career goal, travel, bucket list, impact on the world, etc.)

I would love to have some career in healthcare so that I can continue to use my skills to have an impact on others. I am currently considering furthering my biomedical engineering degree with a Master’s program or looking to attend medical school.

 

What are your main duties as an exec?

As the External Stewardship Executive, my role is to build the connection between Riley Hospital For Children, PUDM, and our Donors. I am excited to extend our impact beyond Purdue’s campus and I am looking to get PUDM involved in volunteering opprotunities at Riley.

 

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Sydney Deno

Sydney Deno

Internal Stewardship

What is your name?

Sydney Deno

 

What is your position?

Internal Stewardship Executive

 

What is your PUDM email

internalstewardship@pudm.org

 

Where is your hometown?

Mt. Vernon, IN

 

What is your major?

Doctor of Pharmacy

 

Why did you want to be an executive?

This will be my fourth marathon at Purdue, and I knew this year I wanted to be more involved! Not to mention, my passion for internal stewardship grew so much last year as a chair, and I had so many ideas I couldn’t wait to share.

 

What is your previous PUDM involvement?

HSMR Champion, Accounting Chair, Internal Stewardship Logistics Chair

 

What is your favorite PUDM memory?

Visiting Riley during exec retreat was so inspiring. Not only was I able to bond with the exec team, but I learned more about how our hard work impacts Riley, which was incredible. I loved visiting the child life zone most of all!

 

What is a fun fact about you?

My favorite movie of all time is The Sound of Music!

 

What’s your biggest dream? (career goal, travel, bucket list, impact on the world, etc.)

I am a passionate advocate for the special needs community, and have spent many hours working to create and improve opportunities available to them. To quote Unlimited Play, my dream is to live in a world, “Where limitations are forgotten, and differences are celebrated.”

 

What are your main duties as an exec?

I work to make every member of PUDM 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.

 

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Eleanor Hanlon

Eleanor Hanlon

Development Mental Health

What is your name?

Eleanor Hanlon

 

What is your position?

Mental Health Executive

 

What is your PUDM email

development@pudm.org

 

Where is your hometown?

Zionsville, IN

 

What is your major?

Psychology

 

Why did you want to be an executive?

I love the PUDM community and everything that we are passionate about! It is so amazing to see the things we do impact real people. I wanted to take on a bigger role so that I could be more involved and help make a difference.

 

What is your previous PUDM involvement?

Last year I was the Entertainment Relations Chair!

 

What is your favorite PUDM memory?

My favorite PUDM memory is my first bucket blitz as a CM! It was my first time really getting to know my committee and we had so much fun.

 

What is a fun fact about you?

I love to be outdoors!

 

What’s your biggest dream? (career goal, travel, bucket list, impact on the world, etc.)

I want to see the northern lights!

 

What are your main duties as an exec?

I help place committee members, plan Hero’s Hall, run the conductor program, and improve overall PUDM culture. I also plan mental health activities for PUDM and work to spread mental health awareness throughout our campus!

 

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Claudia Eichenauer

Claudia Eichenauer

High School Marathon Relations

What is your name?

Claudia Eichenauer

 

What is your position?

High School Marathon Relations Executive

 

What is your PUDM email

hsrelations@pudm.org

 

Where is your hometown?

Fishers, IN

 

What is your major?

Civil Engineering

 

Why did you want to be an executive?

I wanted to be on exec board because I wanted to help make a difference in PUDM and I wanted to continue to get more involved in the organization I love!

 

What is your previous PUDM involvement?

I started off as a Riley Relations CM and then was a HSMR chair last year!

 

What is your favorite PUDM memory?

My favorite memory is from bucket blitz last spring when all of HSMR has a giant sleepover in Aubree’s living room.

 

What is a fun fact about you?

I have the same birthday as my mom.

 

What’s your biggest dream? (career goal, travel, bucket list, impact on the world, etc.)

My biggest dream is to travel to all 7 continents!

 

What are your main duties as an exec?

My main responsibilities are to serve as the connection between PUDM and our high school programs and to support them throughout the year and at their main events in the spring!