Alaina Bartfeld was born and raised in San Mateo, California, a city on the peninsula of the San Francisco Bay Area, before attending Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. While there, she pursued a B.S. in Supply Chain, Information, and Analytics with a minor in Statistics and concentration in Business Analytics. During her time at Purdue, she held many leadership positions on campus, but something that remained constant in her college career was her involvement in Purdue Hillel. During her sophomore year, she took on a role that the Hillel Student Executive Board had not seen before: the Vice President of Technology and Public Relations, where she managed Hillel’s website and its communications with the public. She held this title for two years, through her junior year at Purdue, where she continued maintaining and improving the website.
In her senior semester, she received an offer from Purdue Hillel for an internship position as a Database Management Intern. She was thrilled because she identifies as a data person through and through, and what better way to implement her skillset than to apply it to Purdue Hillel and the greater Lafayette community? As an intern, she pioneered the Hillel Database Project, where she turned a concept for a class project into a real, tangible database that Hillel uses today to track donations data.
Although she graduated from Purdue University in December 2021, she continues her service to Purdue Hillel by holding the position of Vice President of Alumni Relations, once again spearheading a brand-new role on the Hillel Student Executive Board. So far, she has helped organize logistics for Hillel’s alumni weekend, and hopes to further contribute to alumni outreach as this role develops. During business hours, she works her day job as a full-time Data Scientist at a semiconductor manufacturing company back home in the Bay Area. Outside of business hours, you can find her running or hiking all around the peninsula, watching YouTube, or painting her nails.
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