Whipple oversees the engagement efforts for all of the foundation’s affinity networks, including the Purdue Women’s Network. These networks are recognized communities of alumni who actively engage around a central, unifying purpose, mission, background, or activity beyond class affiliation, school, or regional proximity. Whipple is a bilingual French, American, and Filipino citizen and has studied and worked in seven countries and across multiple industries. She received an executive MBA from Henley Business School in the United Kingdom. Whipple will conduct the special event with Bela Gandhi, founder and relationships coach at Smart Dating Academy, on Wednesday, June 7.