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Pronouns: she/her/hers

Phone: 765-494-8533


Stone Hall 159C
West Lafayette, IN 47907

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Sandra Banales

Recruitment Specialist

Student Services



Lafayette, Indiana

Advice for Boilermakers

Take thorough notes while in class, find a study space that works for you, and don’t be afraid to meet new people – they could turn into lifelong friends.

Fun Facts

  • I have a cat named Carlott that I absolutely adore.
  • I enjoy playing the acoustic guitar – even if I’m a total amateur.
  • One of my favorite travel experiences is swimming in the Nile river in Egypt.
  • I’m a huge Selena Quintanilla fan. A couple of years ago, I got to meet her dad and sister at the Selena museum!


  • M.A. in English, Purdue University, 2017
  • B.A. in English, Purdue University, 2015

Selected Honors/Awards

  • I received five "Quintilian" Teaching Awards at Purdue - Spring 2016 - Spring 2019
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