Photo Credit: Trevor Mahlmann -
Photo Credit: Trevor Mahlmann -

Our Chapter

Our chapter is comprised of students in the various computing disciplines at Purdue University. The primary mission of Purdue AITP is to provide an environment in which students can grow as IT professionals. This includes both professional development and the opportunity to network with other computing students both at Purdue and nationally.

What We Offer

Our members have access to an extensive number of company sponsored tech talks, information sessions and other professional events. Member receive information regarding the Computing Career Fair before any other students on campus.

Meet the Executive Board

The Executive Board is a group of students that is elected each spring to lead our organization for the following school year. If you're interested in being on the board next year, let us know!


Jackson Beard


My name is Jackson Beard and I am from Little Rock, Arkansas. I am a senior studying computer and information technology with concentrations in Systems Analysis and Design and Network Engineering Technology and a minor in economics. I have several interest areas in IT including network design, project management, and database development. Through AITP, I have made many friends and countless professional connections. Outside of AITP I am the Vice President of Purdue University Gamer’s Group and a student senator for Cary Quad’s south building. I love to play video games, program, and work out in my free time.


Geoffrey Ing

Vice President

I'm the Vice President of AITP! I come originally from Hawaii, and am a senior in Computer & Information Technology, with a concentration in Systems Analysis and Design. I've been in AITP for 4 years, since I was a freshman. What I'd like to do for a living is designing databases or programming. Some of my interests include cars, video games, and mobile technologies, especially Android.


Amit Shah


Hello! I am a junior in CNIT and the treasurer of AITP. I am concentrating on databases and systems analysis and design with a minor in Political Science. AITP for me has been a way to connect with like-minded, technology driven individuals. From the trip to St. Louis to leadership roles, I am very grateful for all the opportunities the club has given me! In my spare time, I like to read, follow the news, and work out!


Emma LaCroix


My name is Emma LaCroix and I am a senior double majoring in Cyber Security and Network Engineering with two minors in Political Science and Military Studies. On campus, I am involved in AITP, Women in Technology, and the Gamma Phi Beta Sorority. I am also in the Indiana Army National Guard and am apart of the Army ROTC program. AITP has been a great opportunity for me to not only meet people in my field, but also network with companies around the country. I have gained valuable leadership experience as well as great fun memories with my fellow AITP members. A fun fact about me is that I am obsessed with corgis and their tiny little legs.


Nisha Nadkarni

Events Marketing Chair

I am a senior in Computer Information Technology with a focus in Information Systems. In terms of career path interests, I hope to pursue a career in either data/database engineering or technical consulting/solution architecture. Outside of IT, my hobbies include photography, dance, and reading.I chose to join AITP because I wanted to meet other students with similar career interests and build my professional network.


Pranesh Vittal

Communications Chair

My name is Pranesh Vittal and I’m a sophomore majoring in CIT. I was born in Fremont, California and lived in Bangalore, India for around 12 years. I’m the communications chair for AITP, a member of the Purdue Democrats and I’m rushing Beta Chi Theta this semester. I joined AITP to be a part of an environment where I’m surrounded with like-minded people with a passion for technology. I’ve gained a better perspective and understanding of technology. The organization has given me valuable leadership experience and the opportunity to communicate with a diverse group of people, as Comm. Chair.


Miles Harrison



Tyler Wasserott

Events Logistics Chair


Erik Gough

Faculty Sponsor