The Board

President
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RUSSELL KLEINER

Russell is a Junior from Westchester, New York majoring in Biochemistry with Premed Concentration with minors in Theatre Production and Design. Outside of Grand Prix he is involved with Boiler Gold Rush and is a Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician. When it comes to Purdue traditions, he loves to attend football games. You might see him at KRACH or WALC on campus, as those are his favorite places to study. Fun fact, he can solve a Rubik's cube in under a minute! After college, he plans to obtain his Medical Doctor Degree to work in either an emergency or trauma room.

Russell looks forward to making the Grand Prix come to life in April. He wants to change the culture of Grand Prix to be more welcoming of all and grow the audience to new levels. He loves how diverse his position is and how far it stretches between all of the directors to help out in any way he can.


 
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VICE president
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ASHLEY PORTER

Ashley is a Junior from Livermore, CA majoring in Agricultural Economics with a minor in Political Science. Outside of Grand Prix, Ashley is involved with Purdue Ag Week Task Force Agricultural Council. She has been on the Deans List for 4 semesters! Ashley also loves to attend football games here at Purdue. When she wants to study, she heads over to Krannert. Fun fact, Ashely was an acrobat for 10 years!
 
As Ashley works towards Race 65 production, her main goal is to improve upon the scholarship program. “Students helping students” is one of the many reasons I have a strong passion to serve on the Grand Prix Senior Board. The Foundation provides all students, including myself, with many different opportunities where anyone can find their place." 
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Co-Director of Race
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JEFFERSON HUGHES

Jefferson is a Junior, from Fort Wayne, IN, majoring in Atmospheric Science. Outside of Grand Prix, he is an Ambassador for the College of Science, and  involved with Boiler Gold Rush. Jefferson spends time doing Undergraduate Research and you will find him frequently at the Bell Tower. His favorite tradition at Purdue was the Fountain Run. Fun fact, he has not lived in an air conditioned dorm for 3 years!

For Race 65 Jefferson plans on growing the audience for Grand Prix and wants to spread the motto of "Students helping students". 
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Co-Director of race
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KALEB RULON

Kaleb is a Senior from Arcadia, IN, majoring in Agricultural Systems Management and Agricultural Economics, and minoring in Farm Management. Outside of Grand Prix, he is involved in Purdue Trap and Skeet Club and Purdue Agricultural Council, and in Farmhouse Fraternity. Kaleb's favorite place on campus is Ross Ade and his favorite tradition at Purdue is Grand Prix Week. Fun fact, he has been to over 20 National Parks! After college, he plans on working in the precision ag technology field. 

Kaleb's favorite thing about Grand Prix is that he can have an impact in his role and help give fans the experience he had before Covid! He is looking forward to seeing people he knows race this year. 


 
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Co-Director of race
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AUSTIN CONRAD​

Austin is a Senior from Alexandria, IN, dual majoring in Ag Systems Management and Ag Economics, and minoring in Data Driven Agriculture/Farm Management. Outside of Grand Prix, he is in Farmhouse and Agronomy Club. Austin's favorite tradition at Purdue is attending basketball games at Mackey. You might find him studying at his favorite spot Ag and Biological Engineering Building. Fun fact, he loves to snowmobile throughout winter. After graduation, he plans to work in the field of Apiculture Technology. 

Austin's favorite part about Grand Prix is connecting with other members and working with the teams. He hopes to continue one of the best campus traditions and ensure its longevity for generations to come. 
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Co-Director of Sales
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SAMI DELAY​

Sami is a Junior from Anderson, IN, majoring in Ag Communication. Outside of Grand Prix she is involved in Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow. Her favorite tradition at Purdue is Grand Prix Week! You might find Sami at Bell Tower on campus, A.K.A. her favorite place. Fun fact, she loves to sew! After graduation, she plans to serve in a marketing/communication role. Her dream job is to be a motivational public speaker. 

Sami's favorite part of Grand Prix is that students come together to help other students, while collaboratively putting on the Greatest Spectacle in College Racing. Moving forward, she wants to raise the most amount of money possible to help students make sure our organization thrives. 
Co-Director of Sales
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MAKINZIE FRANCE​

Makinzie is a Sophomore dual majoring in Ag Economics and Agronomy. Outside of Grand Prix she is involved in Ag Council and Delight Ministries. Her favorite tradition at Purdue is heading to Slayter Hill when it snows. Anytime she is on campus, she looks for places that have coffee, those are her favorite! Fun fact, she loves going on spontaneous trips with her friends! After graduation, she plans to work in the Ag Field. 

Makinzie's favorite part of Grand Prix is getting to interact with students that have different majors and learn more outside of her own. She enjoys her position because she loves networking with companies. Her goal is to raise a record amount of money for the anniversary race. 
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Director of marketing & communications
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KAMRYN REED​

Kamryn is a Senior from Knightstown, IN, majoring in PR & Strategic Communication, minoring in Event Planning and obtaining an Entrepreneurship Certificate. Outside of Grand Prix, she is in Chi Omega, volunteers at Helping Paws, is an Event Management Intern for Purdue Athletics and works at 8Eleven Bistro at the Union. Her favorite traditions at Purdue are football and basketball games. Anywhere in the Union is where she likes to be on campus. Fun fact, she loves to mow yards! After graduation, she plans on working towards building her own wedding venue and being the on-site planner. 

Kamryn's favorite part about Grand Prix is that is brings the university together and feels like a small Indy 500. She would like to grow the foundation's social media followers to get more attendees to race day!


 
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Director of FACILITIES
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NOAH BERNING​

Noah is a Sophomore from Monroeville, IN majoring in Agricultural Systems Management and Agricultural Economics and minoring in Farm Management, Food and Agribusiness Management, and Organizational Leadership. Outside of Grand Prix he is involved with Ag Ambassadors, ABE Ambassadors, St. Thomas Aquinas, Collegiate Farm Bureau, ASABE, and Farmhouse Fraternity. Noah received ABE Freshman of the Year award last year and made it on the Deans List. Fun fact, he has a burger named after himself in a local restaurant in his hometown! After graduation he hopes to work in sales and marketing for an agricultural machinery producer. 

Noah's favorite part about Grand Prix is race day itself. He grew up watching the race with his dad and has a love for the sport. Noah's loves being able to set up the behind-the-scenes aspect of the race. 
Assistant director of facilities
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JILLIAN SCHROEDER​

Jillian is a Junior from Idaville, IN, studying Agricultural Education. Outside of Grand Prix she is involved in IAAE Purdue, AFA Leaders Conference and Devonshire Cooperative. You can find her attending football and basketball games, as it is her favorite tradition at Purdue. Her favorite place on campus is the agronomy department. Fun fact, she has a hat collection with around 140 hats! After college, she plans to teach agriculture classes and serve as the FFA advisor for a high school in central Indiana. 
Jillian's favorite part of Grand Prix is race day and all of the practices leading up to race day when you get to see all the year's work come together. She is looking forward to continuing her work with facilities and getting the track ready for each practice and race. She enjoys knowing she can make a difference in helping with safety. 
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Director of SCORING
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KALEB HARRIS​

Kaleb is a Sophomore from Indianapolis, Indiana, studying Network Engineering Technology and Cybersecurity, minoring in Management. You can find Kaleb at the Engineering Fountain on campus, as it is his favorite spot.  Fun fact, he enjoys playing the guitar! Kaleb's future career goal is to be a network engineer or possibly work in professional motorsports in soring/technology. 

Kaleb's favorite part about Grand Prix is interacting with the teams and community during race season. He wanted to get more involved in Grand Prix because he loved the atmosphere of the organization and tradition behind it.
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Director of Internal relations
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DILLON MUHLENKAMP

Dillon is a Sophomore from Jay County, IN majoring in Agricultural Education. Outside of Grand Prix he is Secretary for IAAE-Purdue, and an ASEC Ambassador. Dillon is involved in his hometown on the Jay County Fair Board and Jay County Farm Bureau. His favorite Purdue tradition is Grand Prix of course! You can find Dillon at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, as it is his favorite place on campus. Fun fact, he knows all of the U.S. presidents in order! After graduation, he plans on teaching Ag or entering politics.

Dillon's favorite part of Grand Prix is the family that is created amongst teams, coaches, safety officials and foundation members. His goal this year is to improve the recruitment and retention within the foundation
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DIRECTOR OF SPECIAL EVENTS
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DAWN MONARCA​

Dawn is a Sophomore from Mount Prospect, IL majoring in Multidisciplinary Engineering. Outside of Grand Prix, she is involved in the Electric Vehicle Club, Purdue Filipino Association, Purdue Student Sustainability Council and ESK8 Purdue. Dawn's favorite Purdue tradition was doing the Fountain Run during BGR. You might find her at KRACH on campus because it is her favorite spot. Fun fact, Dawn can play more than 5 instruments! After graduation, she plans to join a non-profit organization as a mechanical or humanitarian engineer, or find an organization where she can have face-to-face interaction in humanitarian efforts. 

Dawn's favorite part about Grand Prix is meeting and interacting with so many people. She loves the community and race itself. Her goal is to carry on and create an amazing community within the Queen Program which is her favorite part of her position.