Galina is from Ulyanavsk, Russia. She is an MBA in International Business and is passionate for dancing. She was exposed to Argentina tango during her dance performance in Chicago.
Dr. Jacqueline Linnes is an Assistant Professor in the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering at Purdue University. A Ph.D. in Bioengineering and Certificate in Global Health from the University of Washington, experience at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a second postdoctoral fellowship from Boston University's Department of Biomedical Engineering makes her an expert on user-centered design and translational challenges based on clinician and patient needs worldwide.
A distinguished Professor and Head of the Agricultural Economics Department at Purdue University, Jayson Lusk received a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from Kansas State University in 2000. He served as a visiting researcher at the French National Institute for Agricultural Research and worked on a research fellowship awarded by the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development.
Jonathan Wilker grew up on the east coast and was often taken to the beach by his parents. Now a Professor of Chemistry and Materials Engineering at Purdue University, his research program focuses on materials created by sea creatures. His projects are often inspired by what is seen while out scuba diving.
A bilingual psychologist who specializes in working with traumatized youth, immigrant populations, and survivors of sexual abuse/human trafficking, Dr. Reutter has spoken widely across the continent. He was most recently invited to speak at the European Conference on Religion, Spirituality, and Health in the UK.
Laura Willis, a Purdue University alumna, enraptured with Rumi Spice's mission of empowering Afghan farmers and women by linking them to the international saffron market.
A board-certified advanced practice certified nurse specialist with more than 17 years mental health, Lyndsay Curran is a full-time professor of nursing at Leighton School of Nursing. Lyndsay also helps operate a small not-for-profit business, Project Silver, which aims to dispel the stigma of mental illness.
Founder of Gameplan International, Executive Director of Hustle PHX and a former football player for the University of Washington,
CEO and co-founder of Mimir, Prah dropped out of Purdue University in 2015 to help scale computer science nationwide through Mimir’s product offerings. Prah is a Thiel Fellow, member of the Forbes 30 Under 30 Class of ’17, and a Y Combinator Alumnus.
Pushpak comes from Pune, India. He has received his PhD in Biological/Biosystems Engineering from Purdue University. He's been learning and performing various dances since he was a kid.
Dr. Dorsch’s findings in the field of sports psychology have been highlighted in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and TIME magazine, and are used by youth sports leagues, administrators, and parents to construct more developmentally appropriate sports contexts and to evaluate the role of youth sport in the family.