1. Name: Heather Hemmeger
2. Grade: Junior
3. Hometown: Kokomo, IN
4. Major: Pharmacy
5. Who is your fashion role model?
I’ve never had a particular person from whom I’ve gathered sole style inspiration. Instead, I just observe people—people who can strut their styles creatively and confidently. That says something to me.
6. Describe your style.
In one word: classic. I’ve always embraced a timeless style, clean lines, and an organic color palette. Pearl earrings and cardigan sweaters have become a few of my favorite friends. To add feminine, artistic flare, I love a shirt with a few ruffles or a monochromatic outfit paired with a colorful scarf.
7. What article of clothing best describes your personality?
The cardigan sweater—it has an academic, classic appearance and can be layered with almost any piece to create a unique look. Similarly, I love learning and can come across as an introverted, private person, until one has the chance to delve beneath my many layers. Furthermore, cardigan sweaters remind me of fall, warm apple cider, and a good book—what’s not to love?
8. What is your favorite Purdue Memory?
In answering this question, I tried to think of a particular memory, but instead, decided that my Purdue experiences have all blended into one, emotional continuum—happily watching my relationships grow, anxiously applying to pharmacy school, appreciatively learning from people of other cultures, intensely studying into the late hours of the night…freely dancing into the late hours of the night—all memories I wouldn’t trade.
9. Where do you see yourself in ten years?
I love to travel, and I love people. Consequently, I hope to use my pharmacological knowledge to help others around the world. I have considered a residency in psychiatric pharmacy, as well as a position in the Peace Corps. When the time arrives, I’m sure I’ll have more ideas. Most importantly, I want to be surrounded by loving people, in an urban, inspiring environment to which I can call home.
10. What is something that you love about yourself?
I love that I embrace imperfection. Being able to view my mistakes or flaws as learning experiences or personal fingerprints has enabled me to take life much less seriously and more enjoyably. I look for imperfection in others and love when people can focus less on being perfect and more on being human.