Danielle Render is a very involved member in the Purdue community, and has emerged as a leader in several organizations. She is serving in her third year as an Ambassador for the College of Engineering, which consists of about 30 students who are involved in areas such as student recruitment to Purdue Engineering Alumni relations. She’s also an active participant in the Minority Engineering Program (MEP) where she often takes part in recruitment programs, encouraging minority engineering students to apply for and confirm their enrollment in Purdue University’s College of Engineering. Having been involved in the Mother Chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) since she was a freshman, she has since risen to being the 2016-2017 Region IV Chairperson. In January, Danielle was awarded the IDE Outstanding Service Award, which is given each year to a senior who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and service skills. In addition to those accolades, Danielle is serving in the Zeta Theta Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. as the Corresponding Secretary and the Sergeant-at-Arms. Her goal since being a freshman was to leave her mark on this campus, and being the 2017 IDE Outstanding Service Award recipient, Danielle's name will forever be marked in the hallway of Armstrong Hall.
Danielle's current and future plans starts with continuing to serve in NSBE as the 2017-2018 Chair Emeritus of the Region IV Executive Board. She will be working Full-Time with Accenture as a Digital Business Integration Analyst starting in August. Danielle also plans to obtain an MBA in 2-3 years to aid her professional career.
Danielle wanted to share one piece of advice with the generation that follows her - it doesn't take being "smart" to get through engineering. It takes diligence.