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Jenna Campbell


Jenna Campbell

Hello, my name is Jenna Campbell, and I am from Fishers, Indiana! I am majoring in Political Science and Social Studies Education. My love for political science developed out of my love for history and social studies when I was in secondary school. Political science combines my love of history and government with the study of why events have occurred. I chose Social Studies Education because of my passion for teaching others, as well as my love for the content. From my first advisor meeting in the College of Liberal Arts, I knew that I was in the right place for me.

One of my favorite parts of being a part of the College of Liberal Arts is the Degree+ program. The Degree+ program at Purdue has allowed me to combine my passions in education and political science. The program has also opened many new opportunities and different careers to explore. I also love the faculty in the Department of Political Science here at Purdue! I have had professors come from a variety of different paths, from campaign directors to intelligence analysts. Being able to hear about where a political science degree can take you from our amazing faculty leaves me inspired for what my future has in store.  

I also love the sense of community within the College of Liberal Arts. There definitely is a “small school” feel in the College of Liberal Arts! I love being able to see familiar faces in my different classes, as well as forging great relationships with the amazing faculty we have. The different events that the Department of Political Science holds are super cool! I have attended panels about future careers to international political crises. Being a part of a college that wants each of their students to have a great experience even outside of the classroom is one of the many reasons I love the College of Liberal Arts. 


The College of Liberal Arts has provided me with the opportunity to meet people who share my interests and ambitions. One of these opportunities is Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society. My participation in Pi Sigma Alpha has allowed me to meet not just other students, but also connected me to fantastic campus activities and professors. Through Pi Sigma Alpha, I helped register students on campus to vote in the upcoming midterm elections. 

I devote a lot of time to my classes and extracurricular activities. Outside of those commitments, I love to explore different parts of campus with friends and discover new study spots. Purdue definitely keeps me busy, and I love it!