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Get to Know Us!

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Max Dillon


My name is Max Dillon, and I am originally from California, but am now a Junior at Purdue in Computer Science. I have been swing dancing for most of my life, so I am very excited to be President for PNT, and can't wait for this semester!

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Asmi Mukherjee


I’m a second year student pursuing a major in genetics and a minor in design & innovation. I am extremely passionate about coffee and I can easily talk about it for hours :) let me know if you want any suggestions! After getting my bachelor’s, I plan on going to graduate school to study oncology.


Leah Kerkhoff


My name’s Leah Kerkhoff, and I am a sophomore studying political science and Spanish. I'm currently studying abroad in Spain for the spring semester and can't wait to meet everyone when I get back!

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Zeynep Akdemir


My name is Zeynep or Zey. :) I am originally Turkish and about to finish my 3rd year in the Science Education doctoral program. In addition to amateur oil painting, playing flute (Ney) and cooking, I am very happy to be able to add swing dancing to my hobbies. I look forward to meeting new faces in the next semester soon!

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Catherine Miller

Safe-Spaces Coordinator

I'm a first-year masters student studying Speech Pathology and Spanish. In my free time I enjoy swing dancing, making videos, and travelling. In the future I hopes to be a Bilingual Speech-Language Pathologist or do research in the field.

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Whether you're new or experienced, we love to dance with everyone! We can't wait to get to meet you! 

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Alan Wright

Marketing Coordinator

Hello, I'm Alan. I recently graduated from Purdue with a major in physics, and I will be staying at Purdue for a master's of science education. I spend a lot of my free time with Purdue Night Train, and I'm excited for the opportunity to give back as a board member.

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Meredith Ziliak

Instructor Coordinator

Hi! I tried swing dancing my first semester and have loved it ever since. A little about me, I’m a graduate student studying auditory neuroscience, my hometown is Evansville, IN, and my favorite beer is blue moon (specifically the orange slice)!



DJ Coordinator

I'm a graduate student in the aerospace engineering department, and my favorite dance move is the moonwalk.

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Social Media Coordinator

Chloe Smetanka

I'm a second year student in Graphic Design & Visual Communications. When I'm not swing dancing I enjoy traveling, photography, and working part time at a bakery. If you ever see someone running around our events with a camera that's probably me!


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