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Pronouns: she/her

Phone: 765-494-4358

Hometown: Chicago, IL

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Anna Ochs

Lead Academic Advisor

Student Services

Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences


  • B.A., Anthropology and Music, Vanderbilt University
  • M.A., Music History and Theory, Pennsylvania State University
  • Ph.D., Musicology, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

  • Safe Zone and Trans Inclusion Trainings, from the Purdue University LGBTQ Center
  • Bringing Cultural Humility to Academic Advising, from NACADA (The Global Community for Academic Advising)
  • Speaking Up: How Bystanders Can Change the Conversation about Social Bias, training from Incluxion Works and PowerPlay Interactive Development
  • Let's Talk About Color, training from the Purdue Center for Intercultural Learning, Mentorship, Assessment and Research (CILMAR)
  • Advising Pathways to Social Justice, from the Indiana Academic Advising Network (IAAN)

Advice for Boilermakers

College is a unique time when you can explore and try new things! Make sure to take advantage of all of the opportunities at Purdue to get out of your comfort zone, gain new perspectives, and cultivate lasting friendships. Remember to practice self-compassion, and to support those around you. Kindness is always appreciated–you never know what someone else is going through.

Fun Facts About Me

  • When I get stressed, I bake (and then share)
  • I collect things that are floral, pink, and sparkly
  • I always have music on! I listen to almost everything from opera and Broadway musicals to pop, a cappella groups, country, classic rock and Motown.
  • I love watching sports on tv, and often spend weekends catching up on games and matches (especially tennis)