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 and 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.


Maddox Williams

Events Marketing Chair

Hello, my name is Maddox Williams. I come from Evansville, Indiana and I am currently a freshman at Purdue University dual majoring in Cyber Security and Network Engineering, with a minor in Management. I’m very involved in three student-led organizations around campus: Purdue Student Government, Cyber Forensics Club, and Purdue's Professional IT Leaders organization, or AITP. As Marketing Chair of AITP, my job is to create graphics through various forms of media to promote AITP in the best way possible.


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.


Kayla Martin


Hello everyone! My name is Kayla Martin, and I am in charge of our AITP websites. I am new to the Board this semester, so I am looking forward to meeting each of you. I am from Muncie, Indiana, and I am a senior studying Computer and Information Technology with a concentration in Systems Analysis and Design. I am currently an intern here on campus with Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and have been an employee since October 2015. I am also a part of the Purdue Pathmaker program, and a past Japan study abroad participant. I enjoy makeup artistry, YouTube, and video games in my spare time. Feel free to ask any questions that you may have or come say "hello"!