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Student Profiles

Purdue Political Science students come many different backgrounds to pursue many different goals. Political Science offers an innovative mix of classes and learning experiences for a personalized set of steps to pursue individual goals.



Camilla Chikuni

Political Science and History double-major Camilla Chikuni will be graduating from Purdue University in May. The Weston, Connecticut native describes her experiences at Purdue as “fun, extremely enlightening, educational, engaging, and informative.”  Click to learn more.



Alex Griffin-Little

Not many students graduate with three majors during their time as an undergraduate. Rather than seeing them as three separate and unconnected majors, Griffin-Little sees them as complimentary areas of study.  Click to learn more.



Maddie Taylor

During her time at Purdue, Taylor has had the opportunity of meeting with individuals at the highest level of the federal government. She has also interacted with leading journalists at Axios, C-SPAN, MSNBC, and The Washington Post.  Click to learn more.



Andie Slomka

From taking a class with C-SPAN founder, Brian Lamb, to planning a future leadership role on campus in a student organization that focuses on “politics, communication, and history,” Political Science and Genetics double-major, Andie Slomka, student has thrown herself into life on and off campus.   Click to learn more.



Priscilla Obu-Darko

Indianapolis resident, Priscilla Obu-Darko hails from Ghana. While she now resides over 5,000 miles from the country of her birth, she has put down roots at Purdue University. Click to learn more.



Jo Boileau

Jo Boileau came to Purdue eager to explore his interest in political science inside and outside of the classroom. His persistent pursuit of learning opportunities on campus and around the world has armed the 2020 graduate with an impressive resume of achievements as he enters the job market.  Click to learn more.



Mohammed Ziny

2020 Political Science graduate, Mohammed Ziny, immersed himself in the high-impact learning opportunities afforded to Purdue undergraduates including working with the Indiana Senate Democratic Caucus and the Center for C-SPAN Scholarship and Engagement located on the university’s campus. Click to learn more.



Caroline Shanley 

Caroline Shanley’s position as a Digital Strategist in Washington, D.C. is the ideal job for the 2019 graduate. With a double major in political science and public relations, her interdisciplinary degree gave her a competitive edge to jump start her career. Click to learn more.



Manuel Arauz-Ramirez 

Junior Manuel Arauz-Ramirez, majoring in Political Science and Economics, has the opportunity to research the C-SPAN archives as a research assistant helping to develop podcasts Center for C-Span Scholarship and Engagement. Click below to learn more.


Shannon Kang 

Sophomore Shannon Kang from Atlanta, majoring in Political Science with minors in Statistics and Spanish is the youngest leader to ever serve on the West Lafayette City Council. Click to learn more.


Matt Haarms  

2020 Purdue graduate, Matt Haarms, came to Purdue from the Netherlands to play basketball and found a passion for political science. Click below to read more about his story.

Alex Mullenix  

Graduating in 2019 with a B.A. in Political Science, Alex Mullenix followed a non-traditional path which led him to graduate study in urban planing. Learn more about Alex by clicking below.


Warisha Aslam  

Warisha Aslam, political science major and psychology minor, became a citizen of the United States in December 2019 and learned first hand about American democracy during a summer internship for a U.S. Senator. Learn more about her experiences by clicking below.