Boilers & Beyond – Sarah Nolan-Brueck

This week, PD&C Brand Ambassador Amanda got to sit and chat with Sarah Nolan-Brueck!

Sarah is a Purdue English alum who graduated in May 2018. She came to Purdue from her hometown of Elkhart, Indiana and since graduating, she’s gotten married, moved to Los Angeles, and started working at Park Century School is Culver City, CA.!


What do you do at Park Century, Sarah?

Currently I’m an associate teacher, teaching writing and history to students with language-based learning disabilities.

You worked with us in PD&C’s social media office when you were at Purdue! Can you tell us about your position?

I was a Brand Ambassador, and then the Supervisor of Content. I was at PD&C for 2 years and it was a fabulous time.

Now for some fun questions.

What’s the best vacation you’ve EVER taken?

When I was fourteen my family took a road trip out West. It was awesome. We drove to Mount Rushmore, the Badlands, Estes Park, Yellowstone, and Big Sky, Montana. I had a ton of time to read in the car, and got to see my favorite animal, a moose, in the wild.

What’s the most recent movie/book that you’ve seen/read?

The most recent movie I saw was Bad Times at the El Royale. I loved it. Love Dakota Johnson, love Chris Hemsworth, and now I love Cynthia Erivo.

Can you share one quote or saying you love, that keeps you going in life?

“What is essential is invisible to the eye.” It’s from The Little Prince, which is one of my favorite books. It’s a simple idea but a really important one.

What’s the greatest bit of advice a parent or mentor has given you?

In my junior and senior year I had a grad student who gave me a lot of good advice, including that I should go to Las Vegas sooner rather than later.

What’s one thing on your bucket list?

To write something truly good. It doesn’t need to get published, or be the next Great American Novel, it just has to be worth writing.

What do you miss most about Purdue?

It’s absolutely my friends. I loved my major and enjoyed my classes, but the friends I made in my classes, on my study abroad trip, and at work are still so supportive and wonderful, even from far away.


We had so much fun catching up with Sarah! West Lafayette to California sure is a move, Purdue really reaches far and wide! And trust us Sarah, Purdue misses you, too.


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