Major: Chemical Engineering
Minor: Computer Science
Certificate: Entrepreneurship and Innovation & Extensive Industry Co-op Certificate
Rithika is a 5th-year senior from Montgomery, New Jersey, pursuing a degree in Chemical Engineering. She also holds a minor in Computer Science and two certificates, one in Entrepreneurship and Innovation and one in Extensive Industry Co-op.
Rithika is a 5-Term Co-op student, fulfilling four co-op terms with Procter and Gamble in Cincinnati, OH, and one internship with L’Oréal USA in Clark, NJ. Rithika has experience as a Beauty Research & Development engineer, completing terms in Personal Care, Skin Care, Hair Care, and Makeup Development. Outside of her academics and industry roles, Rithika is the president of the Purdue chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), where she connects ChE students with faculty, industry, and the community. She also serves as a teaching assistant for the Office of Professional Practice (OPP), leading their ENGR 103 professional development and elective courses.
Rithika is a College of Engineering Ambassador and has membership in the Mortar Board Senior Honor Society, Omega Chi Epsilon ChE Honor Society, and John Martinson Honors College (JMHC). She has engaged in two interdisciplinary undergraduate research projects (ChE/BME and ChE/Engineering Education) and completed her JMHC scholarly project studying the Indian Diaspora. Lastly, she has participated in a Maymester program in Singapore studying bio-inspired materials!